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Konradphoto Level 1 (0 points)



I updated OS to Mavericks but everytime I boot Mavericks, it opens many apps on booting. I probably should mention that I close/quit all of my apps before shutting down my iMac and 'Reopen windows when logging back in' is not active.





iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • macjack Level 9 (51,622 points)

    When choosing Restart, Sleep or Shutdown there is a checkbox you can uncheck to prevent the apps from launching.


    Then in System Preferences > General there is a checkbox "close windows when quitting an application" that should be check marked if you don t want it to resume on startup.


    Also, you can hold the shift key to disable resume on a one time basis.

  • Joe Gramm Level 5 (6,340 points)

    Also, go to System Preferences/Users & Groups/Login Items.  See if some of the Apps opening are Login Items.

  • Konradphoto Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi and thanks for trying to help BUT as I mentioned : 'Reopen windows when logging back in' is not active and on top of that, the checbox "close windows when quitting an application" is checked (I attached a screenshot).


    Screen Shot 2013-11-08 at 08.37.36.png

  • Konradphoto Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Joe - unfortunately no, the list is almost empty.

  • macjack Level 9 (51,622 points)

    Not sure why this isn't working for you. I could give you a Terminal command to disable Resume but it would also disable Versions, if you use it. The command is...

    defaults write -g ApplePersistence -bool no

    But keep it in your back pocket for now, while we try to troubleshoot your issue.

  • macjack Level 9 (51,622 points)

    Create a new user account and test in that account. After checking the appropriate settings in System Preferences open a few apps then restart and test. Does it behave as expected in this fresh user account?

  • Konradphoto Level 1 (0 points)

    So I created a new admin user and it seems that this error doesn't occur at the new account. Furthermore, when I logged in back to my 'old' account, the apps didn't launch by themselves. I'll let you know in a day or two what happens when I restart it.

  • Tuffdude Level 1 (0 points)

    i'm also having this exact problem. I would like to know what's happening. Only started when I installed mavericks.

  • bmcdonaldii Level 1 (0 points)

    This behavior began for me with upgrade to Mavericks also. Same situation, I quit my apps before shutdown, and "reopen" is not checked in the shutdown dialogue box, yet the apps all open when I restart, more and more apps...


    And another thing, I had set my power button behavior to initiate shutdown and since I upgraded to Mavericks, instantaneous press of the power button is now hibernate or something and I can't find where to change it back.

  • phuwanaic Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm also having this issue on Marvericks, my finding is, just set "System preference>General>Recent items" to NONE (default is 10). Then try opening some apps and docs...., then quit all apps and restart. It works for me but only bad point is that you can not easily reopen recent documents, files, etc within all apps you frequently use (since it's set to NONE). I personally do not care on that "recent docs" feature as I normally open the files directly from its location not within the apps itself. Booting and shutting down time are more important for me.


    Let me know if this helps. Thanks.

  • Konradphoto Level 1 (0 points)

    This is what seems to fix it for me:

    1) turn off/quit all the applications

    2) Shut down your mac BUT tick the box "Reopen windows when logging back in"


    Once you turn on your mac, none of the applications should open. Next time you restart/shut down the mac, you can de-select (untick)  the box "Reopen windows when logging back in" and the apps should not turn on automatically next time you start up the system.

  • lucapan Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi. Same problem here since I upgraded the mac from mountain lion to mavericks!

    Konradphoto's solution seems to work but after sometime the problem came up again!

  • rr2k Level 1 (0 points)

    This worked for me, but only for the login immediately following, now it has reverted :-(

  • nite2k Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having the same problem. How does one file a Bug Report with Apple??

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