Do you have a program you load every single time you use your Mac? Annoyed that every time you do load your Mac you have to load that program? There is a really easy way to add any program to your list of automatically loaded software apps. It can be an app like Mail or Entourage, or something small like your Twitter client. The process is very simple. First you need to launch the program, doesn't matter what it does. If you have already chosen to keep this program in your dock, you need not launch it. Find Dock icon for that program. Then you can use CONTROL-CLICK, CLICK & HOLD or RIGHT CLICK (two button mouse) to pull up the menu. Some programs will have extensive selections, others will have very few. The menu item you are interested in is called "Options." From there you will be given three choices:
Click on Open at Login, now that application will launch every time you log into your computer. If you eventually decide you don't want that application to launch instantly when you log-in to your Mac, just reverse the process.
Let's say you don't want that application to be visible when you launch it, basically hide it in the background. To do this, you need to launch System Preferences which should be in your Dock. Then go to Accounts. Once in Accounts click on Login Items. Once Login Items appears you will see a list of any application that launches when you start your Mac. Click the Hide Box for any application you want launched in the background. If there is any you want to stop auto launching you can remove, or if there is one you don't want to be hidden, just uncheck the box. [ad#468x60 Banner]