Author:

Mike Adams

08/18/2010

When you turn on your machine, what is the first thing you do? Do you open up iTunes, Safari (or whatever Internet browser you prefer)? Instead of waiting for your computer to finish loading and then open up your programs, why not have the program automatically open when you turn on your computer? With Mac OS X, it is pretty easy to do, just follow these simple steps:

1.) Open up “System Preferences” and choose “Accounts.

2.) From “Accounts” you can then choose “Login Items”. Click on the “+” button on this screen. (Make sure you have administrator privileges by clicking on the lock in the bottom left corner and entering your admin password.)

3.) From here, just choose whatever program or document to add to your Mac OS X startup.

4.) Now when you restart your machine, whatever is in this menu will automatically load during startup. (Note: You can also delete items from startup by highlighting the item and clicking the “-“ button.) (Make sure you re-click your lock in the bottom left corner to secure your admin rights on your machine.)

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