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Quit the LogMeIn Hamachi Menubar Item Apps
The LogMeIn Hamachi MenuBar item is not quittable. There is an item 'Quit,' but however you try, or even if you stop the process in Activity Monitor, it won't quit. I tested this on 10.6 and 10.7, so problem on both. But enabling quitting is really easy.

The problem is that Hamachi is implemented as a launch agent in Mac OS X. So every time it quits itself or gets quit through Activity Monitor, OS X automatically relaunches it due to how launch agents work. They automatically restart when quit. So the solution is:
  • Go to /Library/LaunchAgents. Note: Not your user's library, but the system wide library.
  • Find the ...hamachi.plist. There will be some leading qualifiers (hence the ...) but there shouldn't be more than one Hamachi plist in there.
  • Save/copy it to a safe place, in case you want to re-enable it later.
  • Delete it from the Library.
  • Restart the Mac.
Please note that you probably should delete the hamachi-plist in daemons as well.

Also note, that after this hint, it is NOT needed that you run the menubar app before opening Hamachi. Hamachi works absoluetly fine wihtout the menu extra.

[crarko adds: Logmein provides an uninstaller, which removes the menu item as well as the application. As a recall a restart was required after that, although I can't absolutely swear to that.]
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Quit the LogMeIn Hamachi Menubar Item
Authored by: karog on Aug 02, '11 08:09:44AM
launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchAgents/...hamachi.plist

or whatever the path is to the plist.

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You can fix the Hamachi plist so that "Quit" works
Authored by: rodneyweston on Aug 02, '11 03:37:41PM

When you look at /Library/LaunchAgents/com.logmein.hamachimb.plist you will see that it is specified using the deprecated key "OnDemand" - set to false.

If you change OnDemand to KeepAlive, then you should find that Quit works.

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Quit the LogMeIn Hamachi Menubar Item
Authored by: JMoVS on Aug 03, '11 09:09:28AM


I am the original maker of the tip.

I just did find it disturbing, did not knew about the terminal command and also didn't dig into the file directly. I just wanted to get rid of that useless silly icon in my menubar. ;-)

But thanks anyway!

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