Each time your Mac started, you will notice that some applications are already running without your further command, everyone calls it Startup Item(s). Even though this can save your time to open your application, don’t overdo it or your Mac will be slowed down; because these startup applications also need memory to run.
I always have my Mac run these applications, Adium, Firefox, TextEdit, Quicksilver and Jing, manually the first time I see my Mac’s face. Next time I will have my Mac run them automatically on startup.
Setting up startup items on Mac..
- Go to Accounts Pane, it’s inside System Preference Pane. Use QuickSilver for quickest access with keyword
- Move under Login Items Tab and it will show up list of Applications that will be run during startup
- Click on the plus button to add more items to be launched during startup. Menu of Applications list will appear right in front and choose the desired item(s)
- Highlight item(s) and press the minus button to remove the item(s) from startup launching’s list
- Organize item(s), click on the lock icon to prevent further changes and all set
Finally I got my final result for my Mac startup items. Not bad, isn’t it?