From macOS Ventura: Here you will find the login items

When the Mac operating system starts, individual apps, tools or other software can be started automatically. From cloud storage to window manager to VPN, there are many examples. But all are referred to as login items. Windows users probably know the whole thing as autostart. Therefore, in 2017, the article on the subject at the time was also about the corresponding parallels: Autostart on Apple Mac – Start programs when macOS starts up. The following is about the login items from macOS 13 Ventura, because from this system the system settings on the Apple Mac are redisplayed.

Starting with macOS 13 Ventura, the system settings on the Mac look different. I'll tell you here how you can find the Mac login items from October 2022.
Starting with macOS 13 Ventura, the system settings on the Mac look different. I'll tell you here how you can find the Mac login items from October 2022.

From macOS 13: Find login items in Mac settings

If the path in the older macOS versions was still via the “Users & Groups” menu, the login objects are gone macOS is coming found in the "General" section. To see which apps and tools are loaded when you turn on the Mac, iMac or MacBook in addition to the system and its applications, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the in the top left Apple logo
  2. Select the item from the menu System settings ... from
  3. Navigate to in the left menu bar General
  4. Click in it Login objects an
  5. Under "Open at login" you can add and remove software
You can find the Mac login items from macOS 13 under System Preferences -> General -> Login Items. There you can then add individual apps and tools to the list or delete them.
You can find the Mac login items from macOS 13 under System Preferences -> General -> Login Items. There you can then add individual apps and tools to the list or delete them.

Starting with macOS 13 Ventura, Apple is trying to adapt the Mac system settings more and more to the settings on the iPad and iPhone. So there is now the item "WLAN" instead of "Networks". The "General" item is not new, but now summarizes different items than before. These are: About, Software update, Storage, AirDrop & Handoff, Login Items, Language & Region, Date & Time, Share, Time Machine, Transfer or Reset, and Startup Disk.

The whole settings interface has been rebuilt. Now you can always find the main menu items on the left, which makes navigating the Mac settings a bit easier. Still, you have to get used to it.
The whole settings interface has been rebuilt. Now you can always find the main menu items on the left, which makes navigating the Mac settings a bit easier. Still, you have to get used to it.

Manage background objects in the same submenu

You can also enable or disable background objects under System Settings -> General -> Login Items. These are software update and synchronization aids that are also active when the said software itself is not open. In this way, cloud storage can remain up to date or apps can indicate that an update is available as soon as they are started. If these objects are deactivated (the slider is then aligned to the left), then synchronizations and updates are no longer implemented in the background, but only when the corresponding App is actively running again.

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18 Responses to "From macOS Ventura: Here you will find the login items"

  1. Hallo,
    It's a pity that the programs are no longer opened as they used to be, but are always in the foreground.
    That annoys me a lot because I open over 10 programs when the system starts, but only let them run in the background until I need them.
    Now I have them all in the foreground and that's not nice because I have to make them small again first.

  2. It's definitely a step backwards that the apps in the login items can no longer be opened in the background. I hope that there will be an update for this case soon.

    1. Yes, that's a bit embarrassing. Apple in particular sees itself as a professional tool for designers, programmers and the like - and who only works locally and not with shares and network storage?
      Now each share set up as a login item pops up as a single Finder window on startup. If I remove the network drives from the login items, I have to connect to the servers manually in the Finder.
      Why change established functions without need? Is anything better because login items are no longer allowed in the background?

      Or does Apple only see itself as a lifestyle brand?

  3. Howdy John

    I've been searching the internet since the release of Ventura for a solution to completely remove Google Chrome's Google Updater from my system.

    It's so annoying that I can't remove the program from my login items. To be precise, the program is not at the top of the startup applications but at the bottom in the "Allow in background" section.

    I would be happy if you have an idea how I can remove this entry because I no longer use Google Chrome... If all else fails I will have to set up the Mac again and completely refrain from using software that is not certified.

    Best regards,

    Martin Rodriguez

    1. Hello Martin,

      I haven't found the right solution yet. There are several guides for older systems (e.g. recommending starting the process via the Activity indicator and then locate it as a file in the Finder and then delete it). There are also guides that throw multiple Terminal commands at you. However, I don't know if it all works the same way on macOS Ventura. But I keep my eyes open.

      Best regards
      John

  4. So… I always use OneDrive until now!
    After a reboot, OneDrive disappeared from the login items. I don't know if this is a problem with OneDrive or Ventura ... but it's annoying!

      1. So for me it was quite trivial ;-)
        In the Onedrive settings: "Open at login" was not checked. After that, Onedrive is also permanently available in the login items.

  5. It's even worse:
    Some objects and programs cannot be included in the list at all. I can only activate Adobe Photoshop, but not Indesign and Illustrator (??)

  6. Hallo,
    is there a way to display the message
    Turn off "Allow background objects"?
    This message appears with every app you install.

  7. I keep removing Chrome from the login items list, but Chrome always adds itself back to it. Has somebody an idea what is the problem? In general, I find Ventura ultra annoying and on the tracks of Windows. Everything gets complicated Advanced security settings needed for music programs like Ableton and plugins can only be changed through complicated changes in the system settings, which were not necessary before.

    Going downhill with Apple!

    1. Hi Veit! Yeah, I'm feeling the same way with Loom... I think Apple needs to improve here, because a simple dialogue "Can he do that?" would be completely appropriate. But I don't see Apple going downhill that way now... but that's another topic. 😊

  8. The problem for me is that the Chrome keeps showing up in the login items list even after it has been disabled.
    Even after deleting Chrome, it still shows up in the list. Both as Google Chrome under Login Items and the Google Updater….
    This is making me sick at the moment.

    1. Hello Thomas! So I use Chrome several times a day and it hasn't even written to the login items. Do you maybe have Chrome as your default browser or something?

    2. This is an extension that comes with Chrome by default. Just start Google Chrome, uninstall all extensions. After that, he no longer registers under "Open at registration".

      But what remains is that Google Updater keeps registering "Allow in the background". Even if you disable it, manually delete all of your files. Every 5-10 minutes the notification "Google Updater has added objects for the background" pops up in the upper right corner. or similar. Annoying.

  9. Ventura is really getting on my nerves. Just updated to 13.2 and it's been escalating ever since. My display suddenly no longer works with 144hz and HDR only 98Hz without HDR and the messages that background objects were added that came with 13.1 at every start are now there several times, the whole screen is full from top to bottom. Above all, there are also programs that I no longer have installed at all. Is it time again for Apple to get shitstorm or what.

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