How to Automatically Open Applications on a Mac

  Matt Cone       August 10, 2007      Tutorials Mac Apps


Did you know that you can set applications to automatically start when you turn on your Mac? It’s an extremely useful feature that can save you a couple minutes every day, especially if there are certain applications you use all the time.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.

  2. Select Accounts.

    Automatically opening applications on your Mac

  3. Select the Login Items tab. To add applications to the start up list, click the + button and select the application.

    Automatically opening applications on your Mac

That’s it! The applications you added will automatically start when you turn on your Mac.

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