Some time back I added some network disk mounts as Login Items for my MacBook Air (Mountain Lion).

When I'm away from my network, though, I'm constantly bothered by warning boxes saying "Can't connect" to those mounts.

I went to my Login Items screen, and rather than deleting them, I hid them. I failed to understand the +/- buttons and the checkbox.

Now I can't find a way to "unhide" those disk mounts from my Login Items, and successfully remove the automatic mounts.

  • Bad question: I was trying to eliminate network disk mounts when away from the home network. I think Time Machine was trying to access the disk. – Mojo Sep 24 '12 at 16:17

As shown in the following image, you can remove Login Items by selecting them (highlighting them) and clicking the "-" button. Hiding an item (by selecting the check box) in Login Items means that it is opened, but hidden.

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  • Right, the thing is, what if an item is hidden and I want to remove it? How do I unhide it, so I can remove it? – Mojo Sep 22 '12 at 23:13
  • You do understand that 'hiding' has nothing to do with an application's visibility in the preference pane, right? Do you see the rows of your disk images in the Login Items, or are they gone? I think there's been misconception between hiding (the check box, which means that the application runs on login, but its window is hidden) and actually not seeing it in Login Items' preference pane. – Ethan Lee Sep 23 '12 at 20:53
  • No I didn't realize that. The disk mounts are not visible in my Login Items screen. I thought that's because they were "hidden." So now I'm left with the puzzle of why I get the constant error messages when I'm away from my home network. – Mojo Sep 24 '12 at 0:57
  • Maybe it's Time Machine trying to open that network disk. – Mojo Sep 24 '12 at 0:57
  • that's a good thought @Mojo do you back up your network disk with TM? – Ethan Lee Sep 24 '12 at 2:10

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