How to Add a Mac OS X Login Item

How to Add a Mac OS X Login Item

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You can have applications, documents, or server connections open automatically when you log in to your computer. To do this follow these steps:

Step One
Select System Preferences... from the Apple menu at the top left hand corner of the screen.
How to Add a Mac OS X Login Item

Step Two
Click the Accounts icon from the System Preferences window.
How to Add a Mac OS X Login Item

How to Add a Mac OS X Login Item

Step Three
Click to select the Login Items tab.
How to Add a Mac OS X Login Item

Step Four
Click the lock at the bottom left hand corner of the window.
How to Add a Mac OS X Login Item

A popup will appear asking for an administrative login. Enter your username and password and click ok.
How to Add a Mac OS X Login Item

Notice the lock is now unlocked!
How to Add a Mac OS X Login Item

Step Five
Click the + button to add a new login item.
How to Add a Mac OS X Login Item

Step Six
A window will popup asking you to select the item to add. Select an item then click the Add button.
How to Add a Mac OS X Login Item

How to Add a Mac OS X Login Item

Step Seven
To hide an application when you log in, click its Hide checkbox.
How to Add a Mac OS X Login Item

Step Eight
Press Command+q on the keyboard to close System Preferences.
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