4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2015 3:04 PM by gene77
ellaz17 Level 1 (0 points)

everytime i start up my MBP, the automator opens. why does it do this? its annoying.

macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.4), mobileme
  • Paul_31 Level 6 (13,645 points)

    (Are you really on OS X 10.5.3 as per your profile? These instructions work for Lion\Mountain Lion/Mavericks)


    A couple of things to check: System Preferences>Users & Groups>Login Items tab - make sure Automator is not listed.


    It could also be part of OS X's Resume feature causing it to launch. Any application that is open at Shutdown?restart will relaunch unless you deselect the tick box shown in the image below:

    Screen Shot 2013-11-19 at 11.43.14.jpg

  • ellaz17 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Paul_31,


    I am running 10.7.5.


    As for my open at start up items they include: Google Chrome/Drive/notifier and Music Manager. i have tried to hide automater. could it be as a result of having google drive open at start up?

    thanks! ellaz17

  • Paul_31 Level 6 (13,645 points)

    If it's not in your startup items and you are certain the app is not open at shutdown (not just closed - make sure it is quit using Command+q) and you have deselected the tick as shown in the image, I'm stuck for other suggestions. Hopefully someone else will chime in with ideas.

  • gene77 Level 1 (10 points)

    This has just started happening to me, I'm on Mavericks.