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    Running a program without launching main window at logon

    Hi folks, first mac question... (wow its been over a week, amazing lol)

    How do i get a program to start up (mail and ichat to be exact) at login _without_ opening its main window? i know how to get them to load at logon but not how to get them to do it without opening main window.

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    Re: Running a program without launching main window at logon

    Go to system preferences, accounts and then the login items tab.

    Click on the "+" icon to add an app and check the tick box to make it hide on login.

    You may already see that a few are already set like this.

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    Re: Running a program without launching main window at logon

    Cheers Tony, knew it would be simple lol

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    Re: Running a program without launching main window at logon

    hrmmm...

    well i tried this and it launches the apps, but even tho its told to hide them, they still open their main windows on login ahh well ill just have to click them myself for now lol

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    Re: Running a program without launching main window at logon

    Which apps?

    Some apps are actually multiple apps and although the app that lauches may be hidden it could launch child processes that are not.

    Office Update is an example of this. It will run hidden but launch the GUI when needed.

    Have a look on the OSX Downloads site to see if the app you want has a widget, this is sometimes a good way to have things run in the background.

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    Re: Running a program without launching main window at logon

    Tis Mail and iChat im trying to launch silently. Ill take a look for the widgets

    Cheers for the info mate.

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