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Prevent EyeTV Helper from auto-launching
Authored by: barhar07 on Jun 04, '08 05:28:14AM

Or, try ...

01. Remove 'EyeTV Helper' from the User's 'System Preferences', 'Accounts', 'Login Items' tabs' list.
02. Lock the User's '~/Library/Preferences/loginwindow.plist' file - via its 'Finder' 'Get Info' window.



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Prevent EyeTV Helper from auto-launching
Authored by: ecovelli on Jun 04, '08 06:52:50AM

There is no need to edit the app, just the files it installs in the Library.

I think that replacing the Library: Application Support: EyeTV: Wakein file with a blank, locked text file of the same name would do the trick. If it doesn't, then do the same for the other files in the directory until it does.



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Prevent EyeTV Helper from auto-launching
Authored by: ratzfatz on Jun 04, '08 01:25:59PM

I tried that, too. And again, 3 minutes ago because I like your idea. I replaced Wakein and started EyeTV. It asked for admin password and wiped the file, replacing it with its own bogus file I created inside the app.

It seems to me that EyeTV is pretty keen about these files in the support folder.



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Prevent EyeTV Helper from auto-launching
Authored by: ratzfatz on Jun 04, '08 01:16:56PM
Thanks for your comment. Removing the 'EyeTV Helper' from the User's 'System Preferences', 'Accounts', 'Login Items' tabs' list was the first thing I tried. EyeTV is re-establishing this App immediately whilst its starting up.

I checked my loginwindow.plist file. Here it is:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">;
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>AdminHostInfo</key>
<string>DSStatus</string>
<key>HideAdminUsers</key>
<string>true</string>
<key>HideLocalUsers</key>
<string>true</string>
<key>MCXLaunchOnUserLogout</key>
<dict>
<key>user</key>
<true/>
</dict>
<key>RetriesUntilHint</key>
<integer>3</integer>
<key>lastUser</key>
<string>loggedIn</string>
<key>lastUserName</key>
<string>user</string>
</dict>
</plist>

I am not convinced by your suggestion that locking this file will do any good because it doesn't show any startup related processes.

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