Spotify running automatically at restart

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Dennis Kane

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Apr 20, 2022, 10:43:26 AMApr 20
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Hello All,

Spotify runs automatically upon a restart. I checked my System Preferences -> Users & Groups -> Login Items and it isn’t listed for my account. It must be starting itself in a surreptitious manner. I could just uninstall it, but would like to know what is going on. I researched this a few months ago, but didn’t find anything. Any ideas?

Dennis

Allison Sheridan

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Apr 20, 2022, 11:37:05 AMApr 20
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A lot of apps have “launch at login” in their own Preferences. Maybe check there?

Allison

> On Apr 20, 2022, at 7:43 AM, Dennis Kane <kanep...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> Hello All,
>
> Spotify runs automatically upon a restart. I checked my System Preferences -> Users & Groups -> Login Items and it isn’t listed for my account. It must be starting itself in a surreptitious manner. I could just uninstall it, but would like to know what is going on. I researched this a few months ago, but didn’t find anything. Any ideas?
>
> Dennis
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Bill Boyd

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Apr 20, 2022, 12:03:21 PMApr 20
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My notes on startup items may be old, but here's what I have on places to look for things that may invoke processes at restart:

Items in /Library/LaunchDaemons and /System/Library/LaunchDaemons load when your Mac starts up, and run as the root user.

Items in /Library/LaunchAgents and /System/Library/LaunchAgents load when any user logs in, and run as that user.

Items in /Users/your-username/Library/LaunchAgents load only when that particular user logs in, and run as that user.

> On Apr 20, 2022, at 10:43 AM, Dennis Kane <kanep...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> Spotify runs automatically upon a restart. I checked my System Preferences -> Users & Groups -> Login Items and it isn’t listed for my account. It must be starting itself in a surreptitious manner. I could just uninstall it, but would like to know what is going on. I researched this a few months ago, but didn’t find anything. Any ideas?
>
> Dennis
>

Dennis Kane

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Apr 26, 2022, 7:55:50 PMApr 26
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Did not see the “advanced settings” until I contacted the list. Thanks, gang!

Denni

On Apr 20, 2022, at 7:48 AM, Pat Dengler <pden...@mac.com> wrote:

There is a setting within Spotify’s preferences, under Advanced Settings - you can turn it off there.

Hope that helps,


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Pat

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