[Solved] Stop OpenOffice from starting automatically

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[Solved] Stop OpenOffice from starting automatically

Postby AP777 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:43 am

 Edit: Split from How to stop OpenOffice from starting automatically? 
Having the same issue.
OpenOffice not listed in Login Items, neither is the dock icon ticked to 'Open at Login'.
Yet OpenOffice launches at startup.
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Re: How to stop OpenOffice from starting automatically?

Postby RoryOF » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:04 am

Tick that setting, restart OpenOffice, then untick that setting and restart again.

It has been known that sometimes OO is stubborn in taking a change to a setting, and the tick, restart, untick, restart sequence has been known to work.
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Re: How to stop OpenOffice from starting automatically?

Postby AP777 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:15 am

RoryOF wrote:Tick that setting, restart OpenOffice, then untick that setting and restart again.

It has been known that sometimes OO is stubborn in taking a change to a setting, and the tick, restart, untick, restart sequence has been known to work.


Thank you, this helped me to figure it out.

I went to Users & Groups > my Name > Login Items > clicked '+' > selected OpenOffice from the Applications list > then on the right hand side of where OpenOffice appears in Login Items, I ticked the box to 'Hide'.

I restarted and I can see that OpenOffice 'woke up' at Login (a small dot appeared under the dock icon), but it didn't automatically open any windows at start-up. So I'm happy with that.

I also took your advice RoryOF, and ticked 'Open at Login' in OO dock icon > then quit OO > then unticked 'Open at Login' again before restarting.

Thanks for your prompt reply RoryOF.
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Re: How to stop OpenOffice from starting automatically?

Postby MrProgrammer » Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:17 pm

AP777 wrote:OpenOffice not listed in Login Items, neither is the dock icon ticked to 'Open at Login'. Yet OpenOffice launches at startup.
Did you install from our website, or did you install malware? If the latter, remove the malware, asking for Apple's help if needed.
If you installed from our website you can verify the checksum, just to be safe. [Tutorial] Mac FAQ Q18/A18
Now install the correct software Q03/A03.
After you've installed our software, review Q48/A48.
If OpenOffice is starting now when you log in, reboot after unchecking Open at Login.
If OpenOffice is still starting with Open at Login unchecked, you have a MacOS problem, not an OpenOffice problem. OpenOffice is the victim, not the culprit. It's always MacOS that starts OpenOffice.

AP777 wrote:I went to Users & Groups > my Name > Login Items > clicked '+' > selected OpenOffice from the Applications list > then on the right hand side of where OpenOffice appears in Login Items, I ticked the box to 'Hide'.
You have not prevented OpenOffice from starting at Login, just hidden it. Review Q48/A48. You can verify that OpenOffice is not going to start with  → System Preferences → Users and Groups → Current User → Login Items. Remove any applications you don't want or don't recognize by selecting them and using the from +- at the bottom of the list. If you've installed malware, applications can start without being in the list. An Apple forum might help you correct the problem.
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