2 thoughts on “OSX Tips – System Startup – launchd, launch daemons, startup items, launch agents and login items

  1. This is an almost complete list of places where you can found startup items.
    I just discover another place where I’ve found several apps starting up even if you press SHIFT during login.

    /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.501/overrides.plist

    You can read them using:

    defaults read /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.501/overrides.plist

    My two cents :)

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