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dianaofportland Level 1 (5 points)

I have Safari, Chrome and Firefox as browsers. They are all in my dock. Safari is my default browser.


After I've shut down the computer, when I start up again, Chrome is the only browser that opens automatically at start up. I don't want any of them to do that. I've looked through preferences and can't find anything. I've looked in my Library:StartUpItems folder, but there seems to be nothing there. 


How do I make Chrome stop starting?

  • dianaofportland Level 1 (5 points)

    This happens even when Chrome wasn't open when I shut down, so it's not about the "restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps" checkbox. I rarely use Chrome and always quit it before shutting down.

  • popsynic Level 1 (10 points)

    I am also interested in finding out the answer to this.  Did you ever get an answer?

  • a brody Level 9 (65,390 points)

    Read Diana's followup, as it may apply to you.  If that does not apply to you, go into Apple menu -> System preferences -> Accounts and select your startup account.  Startup Items are listed there.

  • B_Smitty Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having this problem, too. I have checked my startup items as you suggested, and also checked the options when I right-click on the dock icon. Nowhere is this set to open automatically. Any other suggestions? (I just realized this is under 10.5, I am on 10.6.8 but I am betting the issue is probably the same one.)

  • BDAqua Level 10 (121,630 points)

    In Sys Prefs>Acconts>Login Items, what all is listed?


    I hope this still runs in 10.6...


    What all 3rd party extentions are you running?


    EtreCheck is a simple little app to display the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to help people help you with your Mac.


  • B_Smitty Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks. It seems to have worked, although the site does have a disclaimer saying it may not be entirely accurate on Snow Leopard. Anything helpful here?


    Hardware Information:

        MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)

        MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro7,1

        1 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU: 2 cores

        4 GB RAM


    Video Information:

        NVIDIA GeForce 320M - VRAM: 256 MB


    System Software:

        Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549) - Uptime: 0 days 4:23:46


    Disk Information:

        Hitachi HTS545025B9SA02 disk0 : (232.89 GB)

            (null) (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 200 MB

            Macintosh HD (disk0s2) / [Startup]: 232.57 GB (124.88 GB free)


        MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-898 


    USB Information:

        Apple, Inc. Keyboard Hub

            Mitsumi Electric Apple Optical USB Mouse


            Apple, Inc Apple Keyboard


        Apple Inc. Built-in iSight


        Apple Internal Memory Card Reader



        Apple Inc. BRCM2046 Hub

            Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller


        Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver


        Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad


    FireWire Information:


    Thunderbolt Information:


    Kernel Extensions:

        com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower    (1.5.2)

        com.eltima.ElmediaPlayer.kext    (1.0 - SDK 10.4)


    Problem System Launch Daemons:

        [System]    org.samba.winbindd.plist 3rd-Party support link


    Launch Daemons:

        [System]    com.adobe.fpsaud.plist 3rd-Party support link

        [System]    com.crashplan.engine.plist 3rd-Party support link

        [System]    com.distortedvista.istatmenusprocessserver.plist 3rd-Party support link

        [System]    com.eltima.ElmediaPlayer.daemon.plist 3rd-Party support link

        [System]    com.freemacsoft.appcleanerdaemon.plist 3rd-Party support link

        [System] 3rd-Party support link

        [System] 3rd-Party support link


    Launch Agents:

        [System]    com.kodak.BonjourAgent.plist 3rd-Party support link

        [System]    net.culater.SIMBL.Agent.plist 3rd-Party support link

        [System]    org.musingsfrommars.MTL.Agent.plist 3rd-Party support link


    User Launch Agents:

        [not loaded]    com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist 3rd-Party support link

        [not loaded]    com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist 3rd-Party support link

        [not loaded]    com.kodak.Registration.plist 3rd-Party support link

        [not loaded]    com.nds.pcshow.plist 3rd-Party support link

        [not loaded]    com.nds.pcshow.uninstall.plist 3rd-Party support link

        [not loaded]    com.vndv.tagfolders.tagprompter.plist 3rd-Party support link

        [not loaded]    net.infinite-labs.SIMBLEnablerForSandboxedApps.plist 3rd-Party support link


    User Login Items:





        Music Manager



        WeatherBug Alert


        Wondershare Helper Compact


    Internet Plug-ins:

        AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: Version: 11.0.06 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link

        Flash Player: Version: - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link

        ContentUploaderPlugin: Version: 1.2 3rd-Party support link

        AdobePDFViewer: Version: 11.0.06 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link

        iPhotoPhotocast: Version: 7.0 - SDK 10.7

        RealPlayer Plugin: Version: (null) 3rd-Party support link

        DirectorShockwave: Version: 11.6.6r636 3rd-Party support link

        QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.6.6

        FlashPlayer-10.6: Version: - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link

        Yahoo! Installer 3: Version: 1.0.128 3rd-Party support link

        PandoWebInst: Version: 1.0 3rd-Party support link

        AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin: Version: AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin 1.0.17 - SDK 10.4 3rd-Party support link

        AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin1017277: Version: AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin 1.0.17 - SDK 10.4 3rd-Party support link

        DivXBrowserPlugin: Version: 1.3 3rd-Party support link

        CouponPrinter-FireFox_v2: Version: Version 1.1.6 3rd-Party support link

        Silverlight: Version: 5.1.20913.0 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link

        Google Earth Web Plug-in: Version: 7.1 3rd-Party support link

        AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin101750: Version: AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin 1.0.17 - SDK 10.4 3rd-Party support link

        Flip4Mac WMV Plugin: Version: 3rd-Party support link

        SharePointBrowserPlugin: Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.6 3rd-Party support link

        JavaAppletPlugin: Version: 13.9.8 - SDK 10.6 Outdated! Update

        AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin101736: Version: AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin 1.0.17 - SDK 10.4 3rd-Party support link


    iTunes Plug-ins:

        Quartz Composer Visualizer: Version: 1.2


    User iTunes Plug-ins:

        TuneUp Visualizer: Version: 2.2.0 3rd-Party support link


    User Internet Plug-ins:

        WebEx64: Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.5 3rd-Party support link

        fbplugin_1_0_3: Version: (null) 3rd-Party support link

        WebEx: Version: 1.0 3rd-Party support link


    3rd Party Preference Panes:

        Application Enhancer  3rd-Party support link

        FinderPop  3rd-Party support link

        Flash Player  3rd-Party support link

        FlexCal  3rd-Party support link

        Flip4Mac WMV  3rd-Party support link

        Growl  3rd-Party support link

        HiddenSettings  3rd-Party support link

        MacFUSE  3rd-Party support link

        MusicManager  3rd-Party support link

        Perian  3rd-Party support link


    Old Applications:

        Tagger:    Version: 1.5.1 - SDK 10.0 3rd-Party support link

            /Users/[redacted]/Desktop/√√/music/a1 music audio/library_music_stuff/itunes stuff/

        Unretina:    Version: 1.3 - SDK 10.0 3rd-Party support link

            /Applications/a_First To Go/


    Time Machine:

        Time Machine information requires OS X 10.7 "Lion" or later.


    Top Processes by CPU:

            31%    firefox

             8%    WindowServer

             4%    locationd

             4%    thunderbird

             1%    EtreCheck


    Top Processes by Memory:

        1.34 GB    firefox

        221 MB    thunderbird

        131 MB    java

        127 MB    mds

        78 MB    WindowServer


    Virtual Memory Information:

        382 MB    Free RAM

        1.84 GB    Active RAM

        1.13 GB    Inactive RAM

        415 MB    Wired RAM

        3.65 GB    Page-ins

        906 MB    Page-outs

  • B_Smitty Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you! Before I shut down yesterday, I actually rightclicked the dock icon and set it to open at login. Then I deselected it again. I have never set anything to open at login there before, but today when I started up, Chrome did not open automatically (for the first time in many weeks). But just to be safe, I may lose the potential offender you have listed. Thanks so much for your help, it was driving me crazy!

  • BDAqua Level 10 (121,630 points)

    OK, thanks for the report & good luck!

  • gglas Level 1 (5 points)

    The solution for me was to right-click (or control-left-click) the Chrome icon in the dock, select "Options", and make sure "Open at Login" is deselected. I'm running OS X Mavericks.

  • Roger Lier1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Thank you! I could not delete Chrome from Login items in Mavericks System Preferences (nor Dropbox). Changing the option in the dock icon worked. It is no longer in Login Items in System Preferences.

  • Pez Tickles Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, I'm having a similar problem with Safari running on Mavericks. tried all the basic ways of preventing this already.

    This all started up after Ghosting my old 250 gig HD on to a 1TB Drive. All the page it always opens up on is rather random as I have never seen it before (luckily nothing dodgy looking) But its very annoying!

    The Software i used to copy my HD was S u p e r D u p e r - 100% sure its to blame!

    Any help would be most appreciated !



  • a brody Level 9 (65,390 points)


    Please start a new topic thread.    If the solutions presented don't help, it probably is best to isolate it on its own.  Indicate what you've tried.

  • Mothi25 Level 1 (5 points)



    I found a way to fix this.


    Go to Apple Start -> System Preferences -> Users & Groups -> Tap on Login items -> uncheck Chrome -> ensure you have authorised the chane by entering your password.


    Viola !!!! we are away from the annoying issue of chrome.


    Hope this helps.

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