1946 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: May 14, 2008 8:47 AM by Miranda M.
Welcome to Apple Discussions!
The best way to delete an item is simply to restart the computer. Of course if anything launches at startup besides the Finder, that may still have that file in use. Do you have anything in Apple menu -> System Preferences -> Accounts -> select the account -> select Startup or Login items?
There is no reason why System Events should be in your Startup Items unless some program you are running requires it. The system as it is preconfigured from Apple does not.
Thus I suggest totally removing it and restarting. If some other program ceases to function, send a bug report to its developer.
to see what's using the item enter the following command in terminal
*sudo lsof path/to/file*
the easiest way to get path/to/file is to drag the file to the terminal window.
Just make sure there is a space between the path and lsof.
After you enter the command you'll be prompted for your admin password (which you won't see). that's normal.
If the command returns no output, it's safe to delete the file. To this end
*sudo rm -f path/to/file*