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10.5: Reorder Login Items via drag and drop System 10.5
Here is a way to re-order the login items in your user's Accounts System Preferences panel. (Whether this is actually useful, as those items now load asynchronously, is another question entirely.)

Click and hold on a login item, and drag the item a little bit down and/or right. Notice that a dark line will appear at the bottom of the list of items in the login panel. Release the mouse button, and that item will be moved to the bottom of the list. Not as convenient as "drop to the location of your choice," of course, but with a modicum of planning, you can re-order your list this way.

[robg adds: As noted, login items now load many-at-a-time, so I'm not sure reordering them makes any difference, other than possibly making them easier to find in the list.]
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10.5: Reorder Login Items via drag and drop
Authored by: cortig on Jul 08, '08 09:38:10AM

Reordering login items can be quite useful. I use this to make sure the FinderPop launches first for instance (to make sure it loads the FP-injector in all apps).

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10.5: Reorder Login Items via drag and drop
Authored by: hughescr on Jul 08, '08 10:10:12AM

I'm 99% sure this is not 10.5 only -- I've been dragging and dropping to re-order login items since I've been aware of their existence, which is probably since around 10.2 or so.



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10.5: Reorder Login Items via drag and drop
Authored by: wallybear on Jul 08, '08 10:46:07AM

Yes, it worked also on previous systems, but it was flawed in 10.4 (it would remove the item instead of reordering).



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10.5: Reorder Login Items via drag and drop
Authored by: PhilippeBonneau on Jul 08, '08 01:59:48PM

I am looking for a way to have login item sets to be able (with a keypress or a dialog box) to load a different set at home or at work. Is there a way to do that?

Art Vie Design!

Philippe



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10.5: Reorder Login Items via drag and drop
Authored by: asmeurer on Jul 08, '08 06:57:02PM

Two things:

1. TinkerTool lets you reorder login items normally.
2. Ordering does matter. I used TinkerTool to reorder my menu items because they were not opening in the order I wanted. It worked.



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Works in 10.4, too!
Authored by: scienceandpoetry on Jul 18, '09 10:31:02AM

Click on the item in the Kind column and drag right and outside the list, then drag back onto the list. The little line will appear at the bottom.



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