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Choose which apps to load or prevent loading on login in macOS

If you want to speedup the startup process a bit of your macOS, you can prevent loading apps at login which you don't need. Here's how.


  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Open the Users & Groups Preference Pane.
  3. Select your User Account from the Current User list on the left.
  4. Navigate to the Login Items tab.
  5. On this list, you can see which software is loading automatically when you login. You can enable the Hide feature if you want to load the apps, but with their windows minimized.
  6. Click the + button to add more apps to load at login. You can also select specific documents, or even server connections.
  7. Click the - button to prevent the currently selected apps from the list, from loading automatically at startup.
Another thing you can do to speed up the startup process is to prevent macOS from asking you to select a User Account and type your password to login.

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Open the Users & Groups Preference Pane.
  3. Click on Login Options.
  4. At Automatic Login context menu, instead of Off, select which User Account you want macOS to automatically login to. This will boot your Mac straight to the Desktop.

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