How do I stop Chrome from opening on startup Mac? – For Mac and Windows, Google Chrome has a significant advantage over competing browsers. For the other hand, Google Chrome on Mac may act weirdly at times. We’ve seen Google Chrome, for example, launch automatically when the computer starts up. While this is OK, not everyone uses their Mac to browse. On a Mac, you may disable Google Chrome from starting up automatically.
On a Mac, we can imagine cloud storage programs like password managers starting up automatically. On macOS, keeping files and folders in sync is critical. On the other hand, not everyone wants Google Chrome or music streaming services like Spotify to start up immediately on their Mac.
On a Mac, here’s how to prevent Google Chrome from starting up automatically.
How do I stop Chrome from opening on startup Mac?
01. Use Dock
Apps like OneDrive and 1Password start up automatically to stay on the Mac menu bar. With the Google Chrome browser, however, this is not the case.
On the Mac dock, you’ll see programs like Google Chrome and Spotify already open. Hover the mouse pointer over the Chrome app in the Dock and right-click on it to stop the activity.
Use a two-finger click on the app icon if you’re using a trackpad. After that, go to Options and turn off the Open at Login option.
On Mac, Google Chrome will no longer launch automatically when the computer boots up.
02. use System Preferences MENU
On the Mac, Apple provides a convenient method to view all of the programs that open immediately upon startup. You may observe Google Chrome and other programs and services running on startup using this approach.
Take the actions outlined below.
Step 1: Click on the little Apple icon in the upper left corner.
Step 2: Open System Preferences menu.
Alternatively, you can use command + space keys and search for System Preferences.
Step 3: Go to Users & Groups.
Step 4: Select your account and click on Login Items from the right side.
Step 5: To make any changes, click the little lock symbol in the bottom left corner and log in with your Mac password.
Step 6: On the Mac, choose the application you wish to stop from opening up upon startup.
Step 7: Remove the program by clicking the ‘-‘ symbol at the bottom.
Similarly, you may look through various programs and services on your Mac and disable them from running at startup.
In our situation, the Figma (a UI/UX design) software started up immediately when the Mac was turned on. Using the same method, we were able to deactivate the service.