Solved

Macbook 10.6.8 Opening Dock items itself?

Posted on 2013-07-01
4
360 Views
Last Modified: 2013-07-09
I have a macbook 13" running 10.6.8

Quite often, but not all the time, after booting up the mac tries wants to open several dock items together, seemingly at random.

I've checked in 'Login Items' and there is nothing in there being used, someone suggested that it could be an issue with the mouse but I've tried a few different ones and it still seems to do it.

I've also checked for software updates and everything seems fine, the next step is to perhaps give Lion a try and see if that cures it.

Any suggestions?
0
Comment
Question by:MadPC
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Sigurdur Armannsson
ID: 39291795
Not the same apps opening every time? I am not aware of such random Dock startups, but if you right-click on the icons in the Dock and go into Options you may find that Open at Login could be checked.

Another place to look for auto logins is in /Library/StartupItems.

The third place is the one you already looked in /System Preferences/Accounts/Login Items.

If you are planning to go to Lion you could all the same go to Mountain Lion if your MBP is not too old.

In my opinion the main advantage of using L or ML is what you can keep a spare copy of your installer on a USB (8GB at least) and reinstall your system in less than an hour instead of tearing your hair off trying to solve silly things that the system may decide to tease you with. And without having to adjust any of your current settings.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Xaelian
ID: 39291801
Can you try to execute this in the terminal:
defaults write com.apple.finder OpenWindowForNewRemovableDisk -bool false
It can be that you need to run it as sudo.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
MadPC earned 0 total points
ID: 39299682
It turns out that it was actually the mouse that was the problem, we did try a couple of other wireless 'mice' and the issue still occurred, so after testing with an official mac mouse all is well!

Possibly some sort of interference from the cheapy wireless mice?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:MadPC
ID: 39309764
Guess we got unlucky with the other mice we tried, an official mac mouse has solved the problem!
0

Featured Post

How to improve team productivity

Quip adds documents, spreadsheets, and tasklists to your Slack experience
- Elevate ideas to Quip docs
- Share Quip docs in Slack
- Get notified of changes to your docs
- Available on iOS/Android/Desktop/Web
- Online/Offline

Join & Write a Comment

Deploystudio is a system which can be used to deploy OSX clients and servers within the small/medium or large business environments. The system is built ontop of the OSX Server NetBoot system and uses images & workflows as its core assets. Although …
In this article we have discussed about the OS X EI Capitan and how to fix Wi-Fi issue in OS X El Capitan. We have explained how to delete system level preferences and create a new Wi-Fi location to resolve Wi-Fi issue.
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
You have products, that come in variants and want to set different prices for them? Watch this micro tutorial that describes how to configure prices for Magento super attributes. Assigning simple products to configurable: We assigned simple products…

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now