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Truly disable QuickMenu feature in Norton Anti Virus
Authored by: tc_nyc on Aug 08, '06 01:30:44PM

I've also found that Norton, like some other apps I truly dislike and avoid whenever possible, put a hook in the /Library/Preferences/loginwindow.plist file to start themselves up before the login window appears. No amount of preference setting stops this activity.

I recommend you edit your loginwindow.plist to remove the Norton entries which will prevent these unnecessary background apps from starting on your machine.



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Truly disable QuickMenu feature in Norton Anti Virus
Authored by: RussellK on Aug 08, '06 01:55:10PM

Hmm...if this is in my loginwindow.plist I'll be pushed over the edge re: Norton, and will trash the app in spite.

Can you please elaborate on how to view/edit this file?



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Truly disable QuickMenu feature in Norton Anti Virus
Authored by: tc_nyc on Aug 11, '06 11:31:19AM

Just open your hard drive, open Library, open Preferences, and find the loginwindow.plist file. Items in the XML document are run at startup. You can delete entire entries by selecting the text between the 'dict' and '/dict' lines.

I use BBEdit or pico in the terminal to edit the file (and you will need an administrator password to edit), but I suppose you could use textedit as well.



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