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log-in items


How to manage automatic log-in in OS X

If you have a Mac set up in a secure location as a media center or with limited access by anyone but authorized users, then you may find the OS X log-in password requirement to be a burden.

By May 8, 2013


How to hide stubborn log-in items in OS X

While log-in items in OS X can be hidden, some may not do so and end up displaying onscreen when you log in to your system. Here is an approach to address this problem.

By April 22, 2011


Taking advantage of log-in items in OS X

While the log-in items list in OS X is mainly used to open applications, it can be used to do several other common tasks as well.

By April 19, 2011


Addressing applications that start up at boot or log-in

OS X supports a number of different ways to automatically launch applications and services, some of which are a little more obscure than others and may result in applications launching, even though they are not in obvious start-up items locations.

By March 2, 2010


How to prepare for your last log-off

From will templates to postmortem e-mails, free and low-cost Web services help you put your affairs in order, send messages from the afterlife (sort of), and ensure your online accounts are properly laid to rest.

By May 2, 2013


Bypassing the OS 9 log-in password

Periodically, readers will need to access files off old computers that they have kept stashed away for years (I still have my PowerBook 150, and will probably never get rid of it). If you are one of these people and have protected your old Mac with OS 9's

By September 2, 2009


Troubleshooting 'insecure startup items'

One problem that may occur when logging in to OS X is an error warning that mentions insecure startup items.

By December 13, 2011


Logging in gives an "Insecure Startup Items folder" error

A few users who have installed Snow Leopard on their systems have run into a problem where upon logging in the system claims the "Startup Items" folder is insecure and items from this folder will not be used.

By January 22, 2010


Managing unexpected log-outs in OS X

If the log-in session in OS X ever unexpectedly quits, all of your currently open applications will be quit too. Here are some approaches to addressing this issue if it happens.

By May 20, 2011


Managing large log files taking up disk space

Sometimes problems with the handling of log files in OS X can result in log files taking up large amounts of disk space. Here are some ways to tackle these problems.

By May 6, 2011