Chapter . Troubleshoot Startup and Login Items

I suggested creating an account for troubleshooting earlier, in Set up a troubleshooting account; now, here’s a brief explanation of how to use this account, and how to troubleshoot startup items and login items. If you notice a reproducible problem with your Mac, that is, a problem you can make happen again by doing certain things in a certain order, or if you experience a problem that happens quite often (even if you’re not sure why), you can test if startup items or login items are causing it. Here are the steps:

  1. Create a new administrator account (if you don’t already have one) for troubleshooting. This troubleshooting account should be a virgin account, with no additions, drivers, or extra software. ...

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