How to Stop Apps from Launching Automatically on Your Mac

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If you’ve got an app that’s opening every time you restart your Mac, how do you stop it? After all, it’s pretty frustrating to have to deal with your computer taking forever to reboot just because it feels the need to open 47 programs when you log back in. To fix that, then, let’s cover using what are called login items to stop programs from launching automatically on the Mac.
I know, I know, waiting for thirty seconds while programs open isn’t the end of the world, but I’m impatient, all right?

Manage Login Items in System Preferences

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