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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On lid open Macbook Pro 2016 boots automatically - after turning off I need to juggle 10 seconds with the touch id power button to boot

I have the late 2015 (15 inch) MacBook Pro. By default it turns on when laptop lid is open. This is not good for me, sometimes I open the lid on weak battery to make sure it's not turned on, so I ...
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Where are the MacOS startup boot icons located?

Where is the exact location of certain icons like the internal storage drive icon you often see in the startup boot manager and other boot icons like it located on MacOS? MacOS Catalina 10.15.2
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macOS Startup Manager is very slow and laggy

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) on the latest version of macOS Sierra (10.12.3 at the time of writing). Whenever I hold the Option key after turning on my Mac, it takes a long time (...
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Why do some Login Items insist on displaying at startup, despite being set to “Hide”?

Under System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items, I have a number of applications that are set to launch on system startup. Some of these, despite being marked to "Hide" on startup, insist ...
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How can I stop com.apple.launched from attempting to start a service we uninstalled?

My office used to use JungleDisk Workgroup service to exchange large files. We've moved on to a new solution and I uninstalled the client according to their instructions, but I noticed today in the ...
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What files are accessed when an app starts up?

I am wondering if there is a way to see which files an application accesses (reads or writes) when starting up. /usr/bin/fs_usage seems like one tool, but I wondered if there are others. I am trying ...
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Problem cloning the startup disk of a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan

Before putting my question in detail, see Problem section below, I'd like to sketch the context in which it appears. Hardware-Software-Environment MacBook Pro Early 2015 running OS X 10.11.6 El ...
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How much free space should there be on the start volume?

I have a MacBook 2,16 GHz with 3 GB RAM (white from 2007) and I wonder how much free space should there be on the start volume. I have a 100 GB partition for OS X (10.6.5) and a separate data ...
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OSX Boot drive selection screen is slow, un-responsive and takes forever to load in Macbook Pro (early 2015)

I have a Macbook Pro Retina 13" (Early 2015) and I have a bootcamp partition with Windows 10 installed in it. Also, there is an Ubuntu Linux on another partition, so it’s a triple boot computer. I’m ...
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Can the macOS startup sound/chime/ bong be changed on a MacBook Pro?

I would prefer something fun like The Final Countdown song to play. Is there any way I can change the startup bong on my Early 2011 MBP 8,2 to something custom?
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MacBook Pro not responding to power button

My Mac wont start up even with full battery and charger plugged in... There is no sound, no screen or any disk movement. The same thing also happened a few weeks back and when I took it to the repair ...
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How do I set my mac to ask what disc I want to boot from without having to hold alt?

I can switch between OSX, Windows and a network drive, but I cannot seem to find this option anywhere.
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iPhone 4 restarts every 3 min

My iPhone 4 restarts itself exactly every 3 min, whether I use it or not (screen off). More precisely, it's respringing its springboard; I don't need to unlock my SIM card after each respring. Seems ...
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Finder doesn't starts on Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

It happens almost every time after startup. When I click on the Finder it tries to start it, the menubar starts, then the desktop icons disappear for a few seconds then they come back, but the finder ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2008 freezes with colorful screen

Starting a few days ago my Mac froze mid usage, was using Chrome when it did it. I got all these crazy colors everywhere, and it froze. I turned off the power, waited a few, then turned back on. It ...
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Is there a way to disable Facetime from starting?

I don't use facetime. I'd like to disable it so it doesn't automatically start following system startup. Is there a way to do this? (MacBook Pro, High Sierra)
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Macbook hangs at startup

I've been having problems occasionally starting my Macbook Pro Retina. It just hangs on the gray screen with the activity indicator. When I launch in verbose mode it stops at this line. ...
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MySQL does not start on startup

In the System Preferences panel, I have the MySQL there. I chose it to start up every time my Mac starts up, however this doesn't work, I have restarted MySQL many times, but it will not start up at ...
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Spotify automatic startup mystery [duplicate]

Trying to get rid of Spotify's startup at login time I found an interesting behavior: while its plists are not present in any of the known locations such as Library/LaunchAgents and Library/...
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How do I find the Apple startup chime/sounds on my computer?

How do I find the Apple startup chime/sounds on my computer? I know there has to be someway for it to be stored, but I'd just like to be able to access the file/raw binary...
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Is there a faster way to restart macOS Sierra into the bootcamp partition? [duplicate]

When I'm in windows under bootcamp all I need to do to restart into macOS is Right click the bootcamp icon in the task bar Select "reboot into macOS" When I'm in macOS and I want to switch to ...
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Startup items no longer load in Lion

When I first upgraded to Lion, my startup items loaded as normal. Now however, no startup items load (even though they all appear in the startup items preference pane as normal). I thought maybe it ...
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Mac stuck after trying to install updates, startup disk missing

I tried to install some updates on my Macbook Air. I received a notification asking if I wanted to restart the Macbook to install the updates, I accepted and restarted. When booting, the Apple logo ...
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How to make custom routes survive reboots?

I use a VPN to connect to the network of my company and add some routes. After connecting and addding the routes it works just fine. Is there a way to permanently add the routes so that they survive ...
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Prevent mounted volumes/folders from clogging the desktop on log in [duplicate]

I have a lot of volumes (folders) mounted from remote machines, about 10 of them, which I set to be mounted automatically when I'm logging in by adding them to the Login Items list in Users & ...
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FileVault unlock startup screen

I don't want anybody turning on my Mac seeing my name and user account picture (all user account configured on the computer, actually!) just because it defaults to choosing a user to unlock the drive. ...
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Turning off Apple hardware checks on startup

Since I stay on top of possible hardware errors using utilities, I don't want to allow my Mac to boot up and go through the checks each time. How do I skip over this process each time the computer ...
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Mac starts up automatically

My Mac OS X El Capitan seems to start up on its own, out of the blue. Even though I have powered it off. It starts at random. I do not have any startup program or anything scheduled for this to ...
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Mac starts up as administrator

I just got a new Mac Air for my wife. Every time she starts it up (after installing software, crashes, whatever), it starts up logged in as administrator. This confuses my wife no end (where did all ...
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No startup / boot chime; how to bring it back?

I'm one of the lucky (?) guys who managed to get a new MacBook Pro 2016 (the version that introduced the Touch Bar). This MBP model does not have a boot chime by default. There are documented ways ...
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Why does my Mac mini (2018) have no startup sound?

My Mac mini (2018) has a speaker that works well for playing music and making user interface sound effects. But I do not hear a startup chime when booting the machine. In other words, I have the ...
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Blue screen when booting from USB backup of Mountain Lion

I've not been able to startup my MacBook Pro. I made a backup of Mountain Lion using Lion DiskMaker 2.0.2. When I press option and the power button then select the USB drive, the grey screen with the ...
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How to prevent loading some LaunchDaemons?

I just took a look into /Library/LaunchDaemons and was wondering how many different things I opened up there :) Can I easily remove strange one? How can I disable them during system boot? I see the ...
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Loading bar stuck at the very end after entering login credentials

Stuck on the above screen for over 30 mins. I’ve tried restarting and rebooting after shutting down - and I get the same result. This is on a MacBook Pro running Mac OS Mojave. update 1 - I’ve ...
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How to recover Mac Startup Security Utility?

To boot up with external disk, I launched into a startup security utility. The standard startup security utility shows the menus like above. But my startup security utility only shows the Firmware ...
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Booting from another mac's hard drive

My Macbook recently developed a video card problem, and I got another Macbook, both running Yosemite (though perhaps different subversions). I got my old hard drive out and connected it to my new ...
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Auto-launch apps at iDevice startup

In another question I asked, Graeme suggested using alternatives like Skype instead of FaceTime for its support for audio-only calls. Skype has the advantage of being cross-platform, but is there a ...
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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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How can I prevent Cisco AnyConnect VPN from opening on startup?

Cisco AnyConnect VPN opens whenever I log in and its screen covers everything for a few minutes and can't be minimized. It's really annoying and I'd like to know if there's something, maybe in its ...
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Can you change an iPhone startup screen background from white to black?

It seems light-coloured iPhones have a white startup background colour with black Apple logo. As you can’t control the brightness on startup - this screen is offensively bright at night - searing your ...
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Slow OSX booting with black screen before apple logo

Every time I boot my macbook, there is always a black screen before the Apple Logo pops up. The blackscreen stays for around 15-20 seconds. How can I resolve that problem?
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How can I open Google Chrome in Presentation mode using a shell script

Previously in 10.6.8, I was able to start Google using open /Applications/Chrome.app --args --kiosk http://www.google.com Now, on newer systems, that does not work anymore correctly. The only way to ...
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MacBook Pro 2013 NVME booting Issues

A while back I did an SSD upgrade on my 15" MacBook Pro 2013. The SSD I'm using is an ADATA SX6000 256gb. I purchased the Sintech adapter to use with this drive and I had no issues installing MacOS ...
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I need a list of MacOS app startup locations

A year or so ago, I set up (under Sierra) a shell script I wrote to launch automatically using the conditions that it required "network availability" and was to trigger on external drive mounting by ...
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2009 MacBook no longer boots after SSD upgrade

I recently installed a new SSD on my 2009 MacBook and it ran fine for less than a day. However, it stopped recognising the keyboard and trackpad. As a workaround I tried using an external keyboard ...
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Stop-sign after boot and “Still waiting for root device”

Need some advice regarding a problem starting up my Mac Mini (mid 2011). The other day I was browsing websites when the machine froze with the spinning beachball. So I was forced to power off/on my ...
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Stuck in recovery mode and unable to install OS X El Capitan

Hi to anyone able to help with this / having the same problem... I use a 2009 iMac A1224 20" with a SSD, running macOS El Capitan (the shop which installed the SSD also installed El Capitan back in ...
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MacBook Pro restores last user session after shutdown because of low battery

I had only one account on my MBP. I created a new account on it for my son and he has his own password. I was logged-in with an open session on my account. I closed the lid and left it there, ...
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What is normal for startup chime till Apple logo shows?

My late 2015 iMac recently started taking a very long time to go from the startup chime till the Apple logo appears - about 2.5 minutes. Between the chime and the logo, the screen was black. After ...
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System on external drive using on iMac and MacBook Pro

A few days ago I moved system to an external drive and I use it with my iMac. Everything runs nice and smooth. Today my new MacBook Pro arrived, but when I switch the Macs and start my system from my ...

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