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I have created an app, that sets itself to launch at Login using SMLoginItemSetEnabled. Here is the code it uses. My question is, how can I manually remove this app from launching at login?

The app does not show under "Login Items", or /Library/LaunchAgents, or /Library/LaunchDaemons or in the /Users/username/Library/LaunchAgents, or /Users/username/Library/LaunchDaemons folders. I looked around in /Library/Preferences and PreferecePanes, but I found nothing. The app does load on login.

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if you remove the app (from the disk) what does the Console say? –  Martín Marconcini Feb 12 '13 at 1:48
    
If I remove the app (even when it's not running), I can move it to Trash, but when I try to empty Trash, it won't delete the App. –  Tarandeep Gill Feb 12 '13 at 14:09

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And if you added it with a helper, like you said, then you should be able to see it in the plist (I think).

Take a look at this:

-(BOOL)appIsPresentInLoginItems
{
    NSString *bundleID = @"com.madebynotion.myLoginHelper";
    NSArray * jobDicts = nil;
    jobDicts = (NSArray *)SMCopyAllJobDictionaries( kSMDomainUserLaunchd );
    // Note: Sandbox issue when using SMJobCopyDictionary()

    if ( (jobDicts != nil) && [jobDicts count] > 0 ) {

        BOOL bOnDemand = NO;

        for ( NSDictionary * job in jobDicts ) {

            if ( [bundleID isEqualToString:[job objectForKey:@"Label"]] ) {
                bOnDemand = [[job objectForKey:@"OnDemand"] boolValue];
                break;
            } 
        }

        CFRelease((CFDictionaryRef)jobDicts); jobDicts = nil;
        return bOnDemand;

    } 
    return NO;
}

source: http://blog.mcohen.me/2012/01/12/login-items-in-the-sandbox/

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Thanks for the reply Martin. But I am looking for a way to remove it manually (without the use of program). Where is this PList file stored on the system? –  Tarandeep Gill Feb 12 '13 at 2:02
    
Oh no problem. The reason why I was adding the code is to see what it's doing. It has got to be in the sanboxed directory of your app perhaps… but I never thought about it. I'll take a look tho' –  Martín Marconcini Feb 12 '13 at 21:31

Login items are stored in ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginitems.plist, and can be manually managed in System Preferences -> Users & Groups -> your user account in the sidebar -> Login Items tab.

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That's the issue. The app does not show under the Login Items tab, and it is not listed in ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginitems.plist either! –  Tarandeep Gill Feb 12 '13 at 3:11

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