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Master Your Mac by Matt Cone

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Chapter 2. Starting Applications Automatically at Login

Do you know that your Mac can automatically launch applications and restore your work environment when you log in? Two features in OS X, login items and resume, do exactly that.

By specifying login items, you tell your Mac to open applications, scripts, or documents when you log in to your computer. With the resume feature enabled, your Mac takes a snapshot of open applications and documents before you shut down and then automatically restores everything again when you log in. It’s like waking your Mac up from sleep mode. You can use login items and the resume feature separately or with each other.

Project goal: Configure login items and set applications and windows to resume automatically ...

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