When the Mac operating system starts, individual apps, tools or other software can be started automatically. From cloud storage to window manager to VPN, there are many examples. But all are referred to as login items. Windows users probably know the whole thing as autostart. Therefore, in 2017, the article on the subject at the time was also about the corresponding parallels: Autostart on Apple Mac – Start programs when macOS starts up. The following is about the login items from macOS 13 Ventura, because from this system the system settings on the Apple Mac are redisplayed.
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From macOS 13: Find login items in Mac settings
If the path in the older macOS versions was still via the “Users & Groups” menu, the login objects are gone macOS is coming found in the "General" section. To see which apps and tools are loaded when you turn on the Mac, iMac or MacBook in addition to the system and its applications, proceed as follows:
- Click on the in the top left Apple logo
- Select the item from the menu System settings ... from
- Navigate to in the left menu bar General
- Click in it Login objects an
- Under "Open at login" you can add and remove software
Starting with macOS 13 Ventura, Apple is trying to adapt the Mac system settings more and more to the settings on the iPad and iPhone. So there is now the item "WLAN" instead of "Networks". The "General" item is not new, but now summarizes different items than before. These are: About, Software update, Storage, AirDrop & Handoff, Login Items, Language & Region, Date & Time, Share, Time Machine, Transfer or Reset, and Startup Disk.
You can also enable or disable background objects under System Settings -> General -> Login Items. These are software update and synchronization aids that are also active when the said software itself is not open. In this way, cloud storage can remain up to date or apps can indicate that an update is available as soon as they are started. If these objects are deactivated (the slider is then aligned to the left), then synchronizations and updates are no longer implemented in the background, but only when the corresponding App is actively running again.
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