How do I disable WebEx Assistant on startup for Mac? I dont want to remove the application completely, but I dont want it to launch automatically at startup.
Try System Prefs > User & Groups > Your name > Login Items.
Select it in the list & click the - button underneath
If it's not listed there, then check either
/Library/StartupItems/ to see whether it has an entry in there.
It's safe to remove items from there - though they will continue running until the next reboot.
If you want to be able to restore functionality in future, zip the file in situ then trash the original.
I tried removing this from the user's Login Items, but it re-appeared each time I started the app. I could not find it in any of system or user launch or startup
Then I noticed that the "Preferences" menu, where this sort of thing would normally be configured was grayed out. So I went looking for Webex plist file itself.
Turns out if you look at
~/Library/Preferences/com.cisco.webexmeetingsapp.plist you'll find a key called
I used a text editor and changed it to "false". If the file is not readily editable directly and Xcode it's installed on your Mac, simply double click the
.plist file and toggle the key to "false".
There are multiple locations where an application can place configuration to achieve autostart or "automatically restart" if stopped. Some don't autostart but setup a scheduled daily start.
I'm using a (commercial) tool to detect those and disable such behaviour: Lingon X. It's basically a GUI for
launchd. I especially like the feature that it alerts me if something is added or modified.
DaveANP has this pegged. I had already tried the accepted answer of removing from login items, but it kept reappearing there. Yet another reason to use another platform for meetings.
~/Library/Preferences/com.cisco.webexmeetingsapp.plist was not readily editable directly, but opening in Xcode made it trivial to set this boolean to FALSE.