You may be aware of what the Startup items are if you have ever used Windows. As the name shows, whenever you Start your computer, there are some items or apps that open up automatically and start running. All such apps, shared volumes, or documents are called as Startup Items. Setting up startup items can be pretty helpful for you if can’t remember to do a particular thing whenever you boot your computer. For example, Skype is an application which when installed, is added to the Startup Items automatically in Windows. To use the similar kind of feature in Mac, here’s what you need to do.
Pre-set Your Startup Items
You need to pre-set all those items that you want to run automatically whenever you boot your system up. To do so:
- Turn on your Mac and log in to your the account for which you want to setup the startup items
- Now look for the ‘System Preferences’ icon in the Dock and click it
- Now in the System section of this window, select the ‘Accounts’ or ‘User & Groups’ option
- Now select the intended username from this list and select the ‘Login Items’ tab
- In this tab, click the ‘+’ button to open the ‘Finder’ sheet for browsing
- Here, add the items that you want to run in the startup
- To verify, restart your Mac and all those items added will show up at the startup
Beware Of The Side Effects
Startup items are good to optimize your workflow but there are some side effects for this. There are firm chances that your Mac will face some speed issues as soon as you increase the number of Startup items. To keep your Mac experience better, it’s good to add only the most important items in the list.