Questions tagged [startup]

Usually referring to the startup process of a device or computer from an initial "cold" state rather than sleep or hibernation.

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How to stop a Mac app from launching at startup?

How can I stop an app from launching at startup when: right click on the app on the dock > options > open at login is not ticked. the app is not on the login items list (System Preferences > ...
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How can I make a LaunchDaemon run an app at login?

I have an internally-maintained macOS app for my macOS Catalina-based enterprise environment which: Must run as root (it accesses a privileged device API) Runs in the background without a UI (via ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 10 bootcamp

Something got borked recently on my MBP and now Windows 10 is unbootable - here are the details. MacBook Pro 2019, macOS 11.2.3, Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2. I can see all files on the Bootcamp partition ...
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Disable startup sound when turning on my Macbook M1

I am looking for a way to turn off that useless sound every time I open / turn on my Macbook. This is a Macbook Air (M1, 2020) currently on Big Sur 11.0.1 I already tried something without success: ...
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Startup sound is gone - how do I get it back?

I've seen many questions regarding the startup sound being BACK. I have a different experience. I have a Mac Mini (Late 2014) and it always DID have a startup sound (right after pressing the power ...
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How to stop applications / programs starting on startup on macOS?

I'm trying to have precise visitability of, and most importantly, control over which applications / programs do and do not automatically start when the OS starts up (e.g. after a reset etc). I've ...
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Difficulty booting 2013 iMac from external SSD via USB 3.0

Recently, I have been running into difficulty booting into macOS using an external SSD connected via USB 3.0. Backstory... 2013 Imac was working great for about 5 years until the internal HDD started ...
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Disable “Enable Ask Siri” at startup

On Big Sur (11.2.1, but I believe also 11.2), every time I restart, I get asked asked again if I want to enable ask siri. Is there a way to get it to stop asking? This is specifically when macos ...
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Disable “Enable Ask Siri” at startup [duplicate]

On Big Sur, every time I restart, I get asked asked again if I want to enable ask siri. Is there a way to get it to stop asking?
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Startup failure, tried to reinstall OSX but disk has no free space/unmounted?

My MBP 15 was frozen so I turned it off via the power button. It now fails to boot and loads OS Recovery straight away. When I try reinstalling my OSX (Mojave), everything looks fine until I have to ...
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Big Sur - apps launched on startup takes forever

I have several apps that launch on startup like Magnet, DisplayLink and CPULed. Problem is, they start to launch like 2-3 mins after desktop is presented and system completely loaded. MBP 16" ...
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Mac Mini won't open Startup Manager

I have recently obtained a Mac Mini second-hand from an organisation. When I power on the device it boots Windows 7, however, I'm unable to boot from a USB due to the Mac Mini not opening it's Startup ...
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Used MPB 16 bricked after seller remotely erased it

My recently purchased MBP 16 (used, from eBay) suddenly crashed and upon restart, would not find the internal SSD to boot up. It would show the questionmark-folder icon flashing. After rebooting and ...
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Mac is different on startup/sign in

When I am signing in to my user account, there is a user interface with a black or white (about the dark mode or light mode is selected) background, there are two text boxes for username and password. ...
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How to prevent `Your computer was restarted because of a problem` window showing up?

After a reboot or direct shutdown I keep getting the following message: Your computer was restarted because of a problem. Click Report to see more detailed information and send a port [Q] I just don'...
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MacBook Pro 2018: macOS reinstall to Mac without existing macOS, admin account & startup disk

I'm trying to reinstall macOS to seriously messed up MacBook Pro 2018. Apparently, problems started initially when Big Sur update failed. Computer's disk has since been erased and all accounts have ...
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Macbook pro 2017 intermittently cannot find start-up disk, especially when lid has been closed (Always starts when I reset NVRAM)

Update: The laptop seems to always find the startup-disk when I book by. resetting the NVRAM When I close the lid on my macbook, often when it wakes up it will not find my start-up disk. By this I ...
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Mac Pro Startup Keys: Second Keyboard ignored?

I am using a Mac Pro with Bootcamp for Mac + Windows development. My keyboard is attached to a monitor which also acts as a KVM switch for the Mac Pro and my laptop. When I power up the computer, I ...
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No Disks on MacBook Pro

I have an early 2013 MacBook Pro 15.4" Retina. A few "crashes" happened and I ended up resetting my mac, deleting all files on the device. Now when it loads up it flashes a folder with ...
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Why isn't Startup Manager showing Ubuntu Netboot USB - mid 2010 imac 21.5"

Apologies if this question is inappropriate for this forum I am not sure whether I should be on the Apple or Ubuntu StackExchange. I am trying to turn an iMac mid 2010 21.5" into a home server by ...
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How to stop startup chime on boot up

I am still on Catalina 10.15.7 and just did the latest security and Safari updates today. I would post the versions, but not sure where to look for them. Anyhow, now on boot up I get the Apple startup ...
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Startup Security Utility not persistent

On my 2018 15-inch MacBookPro, when I boot into recovery partition, I see Startup Security Utility, but whatever changes I make are not persistent. I no longer have Recovery Partition on my internal ...
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My MacBook boots into recovery no matter what I select as a startup disk

My MacBook no longer boots into macOS after I tried installing rEFInd. Instead, it always boots into recovery mode no matter which disk I select. Before that (I know OS X El Capitan isn't officially ...
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Starting `pf` Firewall at System Startup

I have a particular machine that I keep buttoned down very tight. Only a few specific ports/protocols are allowed. I have a pretty basic set of rules that work very well. While working on a different ...
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black screen with cursor after login recurs the second boot after single user mode fix

Trying to upgrade a MacPro5,1 (2010) to an SSD, I installed High Sierra in it from a 2010 Macbook pro via USB, because it was too damn slow to install it directly in the MacPro, then put the SSD in ...
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How to boot into recovery mode on Catalina?

I see that the instructions for booting into Recovery Mode is to press ⌘ CommandR after reboot https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201314 How to start up from macOS Recovery Turn on your Mac and ...
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Adding a startup script on Big Sur [duplicate]

I want to install a startup item in OS X Big Sur which runs a shell script as a user on my machine and connects via ssh to a remote machine I maintain. I use ssh keys so no password is required for ...
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How to clone startup disk?

In the process of upgrading to a new SSD in my iMac 2017 Catalina. After setting everything up using Disk Utility, it is asking if I want to restore from “iMacintosh HD” or “Macintosh HD - Data” I ...
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How do I ensure an external disk mounts before certain apps launch at startup?

I have an SSD connected to my iMac via USB, and I use it to store, among other things, my Dropbox folder, which is too large for my built-in storage. This generally works well, but sometimes (often) ...
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Question marks folder when I turn on my mac

I recently tried to reinstall macOS on my MacBook Air 2017 (Catalina) because it was slow and full of problems (for example, I didn't have any disk space though I had deleted and uninstalled ...
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How to hide an application at startup?

I set an app (Mutify) to hide, assuming it would then no longer show its window at startup. But it's still showing the main window at startup. Am I misunderstanding the use of "Hide" in this ...
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Can't start mac because startup disk is missing

First off, I apologize if this is kind of jumbled. I am just extremely stressed because of this. Long story short, i fell asleep with my mac playing Netflix. When I wake up i have to plug it in ...
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Where does docker desktop “start on login” option get stored and how to stop Docker from doing this outside of docker desktop?

MacOS start applications are controlled through the user and groups settings. Also you can use cron. In docker desktop there is a login setting that seems to secretly put some login setting somewhere. ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't detect boot drive if turned off for ~5-10 minutes

I'm repairing a 13" MacBook Pro Early 2011 (A1278). This will seem like a duplicate issue, but stick with me and you'll see something odd is going on. TDLR; Fixed missing/undetected boot drive ...
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Mac OS X ElCaptain error and now whenever I startup it always directo to OS elcaptain installer [duplicate]

so I tried upgrading my Lion os to High sierra and I saw one video on youtube saying that I need to download the El captain in order to update my Macbook Air 2012. After downloading, the installer ...
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I recovered keychain files from a half wiped drive. Now nothing happens when I try to add them to my keychain app. What can I do?

I wanted to downgrade from Big Sur Beta because of some bugs in apps. I followed the first few steps found on the Apple support website. I got up to Step 4; Reformat and partition your startup disk. I ...
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Viewing Logs on Startup volume that freezes

I have a MacBook Pro (Computer A) which freezes / restarts during startup. To investigate the problem, I purchased a brand new internal disk and did a basic installation (10.13 - the latest this model ...
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Macbook pro - resetting NVRAM [duplicate]

My 2010 MacBook Pro is stuck at the Apple logo and spinner (followed by a circle with a line through it). I accidentally mis-typed and altered the NVRAM setting. (as this sudo nvrm "rd=...
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Macbook Pro (2015) Only Booting From GNU GRUB [duplicate]

I'm having an issue where my Macbook Pro (2015) does not identify the correct startup disk so I cannot boot from MacOS which I would like to do. I recently attempted to remove Ubuntu from my computer ...
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I can’t start my computer after installing update

I have an 2010 iMac running High Sierra. Recently I got a notice that there was an update to my system. I’ve installed a few and they worked fine. I installed this latest one tonight but my iMac will ...
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Startup Manager not showing Bootable USB drive

I am trying to create a fresh install of OS X on a MacBook Pro (2009 - A1278 - El Capitan 10.11.6 - 2.26Ghz - 8GB DDR3 - 240SSD) so I can sell it. My problem is, I have created a USB bootable drive ...
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Macpro 5,1 mid 2010 cannot boot to Mojave from Mountain Lion?

I have two work-flows, one uses Mountain Lion, the other uses Mojave. So ideally I would like to be able to easily switch between the two boot drives I have whenever I need to. When I have booted ...
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How to resolve Issue with SSD with Folder with Question Mark Issue?

I am using the A1502 with 256GB SSD. I am getting the Folder with Question Mark Issue as soon i am booting my machine. After going through the recovery option (Opt + R) the mac is not detecting the ...
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I deleted Macintosh HD - Data and now the computer won't boot even in Recovery Mode

Okay all, I think I messed up really big time. Was so excited and delighted today to see my brand spanking new MacBook Air arrive (running Catalina). Everything was wokring great; I started Migration ...
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I set my startup disk to Macintosh HD. But after opening it, the name becomes “/”

Using the System Preference -> Startup Disk I set my startup disk to Macintosh HD. When I open it the name at the top of its window is "/". When I open the startup disk using Applescript ...
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Why do Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel consistently open at login, even though I never asked them to and they are not in my 'Startup Items'

Starting around 2018, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel consistently launch for me at login, even though I never asked them to and they are not in my 'Startup Items' I noticed this first around Mac ...
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Where do Macs from before 2011 store their recovery and startup disk menu?

To give some background, the reason I want to know this information is because, I recently bought a brand new SSD to place into a 2009 Mac mini, where I want to install Kubuntu. I know that PCs store ...
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Run script at sunrise time

I'm trying to set my hackintosh pc to turn on at every sunrise and to run iTunes as the macOS boots up using bash or AppleScript without 3rd-party apps. I reached the point in my script when I need ...
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Macbook AIr Running OS X Catalina - suddenly started installing / boot loop?

My wife got a new Macbook Air (rose gold) a few months ago and when she opened it up this morning and tried to log in, the computer suddenly went black, to apple logo, and then the progress bar. Then ...
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Macbook pro won’t start after what seems to be an overheat emergency shutdown

My mac is a MBP Retina mid-2012, running Catalina. I don’t think it matters but the power cord is damaged. I have another one, a brand new genuine power adapter. I was using the old one (which was ...

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