Skip navigation

HT2490: Mac Basics: Set your preferences

Learn about Mac Basics: Set your preferences

HT2490 Word and Excel open when computer is turned on

664 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 15, 2012 12:53 PM by Nextyoyoma RSS
snbvt Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Oct 15, 2012 12:49 PM

I've just upgraded to Mountain Lion. Now every time I turn on my computer, Microsoft Word and Excel automatically open. How do I turn this off?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Nextyoyoma Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 15, 2012 12:53 PM (in response to snbvt)

    Were you running Snow Leopard before?  There is a feature of 10.7 and 10.8 called "resume" that will re-open any programs that were open last time you shut down your computer. Either quit all your programs before you shut down, or uncheck the box for resume when you restart:


    Screen Shot 2012-10-15 at 2.52.04 PM.png

    If that doesn't work, go to System Preferences>Users, click on your user, then click on the "Login Items" tab, and remove anything there that you don't want to start up automatically with your computer.


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.