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10.7: Installing Login Items. System 10.7
Lion Requires An Extra Step to Install Login Items, unchecking the 'Reopen Windows When Logging Back In' checkbox.

After installing a Login Item in the 'Users & Groups' preference pane, be sure to uncheck the 'Reopen Windows When Logging Back In' checkbox of the logout dialog.

Otherwise Lion preserves the status of login Apps between log ins, and the newly installed App will will never load.

The 'Reopen...' box only needs to be unchecked once. On subsequent logins, the added item is part of the preserved state.

[crarko adds: I'd classify this as a bug; hopefully an exception will be made to preserve this state change automatically in some future update.]
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10.7: Installing Login Items.
Authored by: TrumpetPower! on Jul 27, '11 09:19:45AM

Maybe I'm blind...but I've yet to find where the "Reopen Windows When Logging Back In" checkbox lives.

Any help...?

b&



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10.7: Installing Login Items.
Authored by: cycomachead on Jul 27, '11 09:41:58AM

The checkbox is a temporary thing, that's one-time and only on the Shutdown and Log Out panes when you're about to do that.

However, if this really IS blocking login items from starting, that is a HUGE bug, and something only introduced in the GM. There's a particular problem with 'temporary' login items such as scripts that just do something, then exist.



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10.7: Installing Login Items.
Authored by: TrumpetPower! on Jul 27, '11 01:34:45PM

Ah -- I see it. Thanks!

b&



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Not Necessary?
Authored by: cycomachead on Jul 27, '11 09:52:31AM

I've tested this and found that even when I quit a login item that it currently running, instill reopens in a new login. Also, my login script (AppleScript saved as an app) still runs fine on login (and exits when finished). So everything seems to be good from here! :)

But if you do find the behavior in the hint to be the case, there may something on your system causing conflicts.



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10.7: Installing Login Items.
Authored by: jediknil on Jul 27, '11 10:49:48AM

I'd argue this is not actually a bug as such. The default behavior of OS X Lion is to treat a log out conceptually like a Fast User Switch, except without keeping your programs in memory. So when you log back in, you're not starting a new user session.

OTOH, that means there isn't an easy (read: GUI-exposed) way to run quick cleanup tasks every time you start your computer.



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10.7: Installing Login Items.
Authored by: Anonymous on Jul 28, '11 10:33:21AM

If it was simply suspending the login session, it would say so. You'd actually stay logged in, same as going to the login screen, your processes would stay running (or suspended).

So even if you classify this as "unexpected behavior", that still qualifies as a user environment bug.



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10.7: Installing Login Items.
Authored by: Frederico on Jul 27, '11 01:49:16PM

I added several items to Login Items, and had no issues with them launching on subsequent logins without using this hint.

I even tried adding a new Login item and leaving that Pref Pane open when logging out, and all behaved as expected.

Conflict or corruption seems to be the case for he author or anyone else seeing this; but a uniquely triggered but is also still possible; just not affecting everyone.



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10.7: Installing Login Items.
Authored by: ceej on Jul 29, '11 12:22:42AM

I do not see this behavior. It works just fine. Has anyone else duplicated it? Can the original poster duplicate it when testing methodically?



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10.7: Installing Login Items.
Authored by: squalene on Jul 29, '11 07:09:13AM

Yes. I've seen it 3 times installing/removing Growl on a 2010 Mac Mini, also w FastScripts. Once on a 2008 Mini.
It may be peculiar my setups, but it is a fairly consistent problem.



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