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Question: Spotify loads and opens when iMac starts up

I'm on a late 2015 iMac OS 10.13.2. Recently (perhaps when the system last upgraded itself) Spotify loads and opens every time I turn on the computer. Wasn't my idea, and I'd like to defeat it. I have turned off Spotify's "load on startup" option, but it does so anyway. Any ideas?

Many thanks.


iPhone 3GS (8GB), Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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Mar 16, 2018 6:17 AM in response to David Harding In response to David Harding

Check in System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items. Also check in ~/Library/LaunchAgents. Also in Library/Startup Items. Another thing to check is whether when you choose Apple menu > Restart, Shutdown or Logout if the box "Reopen windows..." is checked.

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Mar 16, 2018 6:35 AM in response to macjack In response to macjack

Thanks so much for your suggestions, but none of them seem to make the difference. I find no evidence of anything checked or listed that would cause this. I'm not entirely sure what I'm looking at in Library/LaunchAgents, but there's no reference in any of the items listed that points to Spotify.

Again, thanks for your time and willingness to help.


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