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automatic launch mac

ingrid4
Explorer | Level 4
I'm not sure if this is the right location .... 🤔

When I start up my mac Dropbox is automatically launched. I know how to disable this (users, start up), but it keeps coming back 😒. Is there another option to disable this permanently?
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Re: automatic launch mac

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hello @ingrid4, you've come to the right place, we'd be happy to help!

Have you turned off the option to stop the desktop app from launching automatically from its preferences?

You should find this option under the General tab, as mentioned in this article

Let me know and we'll go from there. Thanks!

Lusil
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Re: automatic launch mac

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hello @ingrid4, you've come to the right place, we'd be happy to help!

Have you turned off the option to stop the desktop app from launching automatically from its preferences?

You should find this option under the General tab, as mentioned in this article

Let me know and we'll go from there. Thanks!

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: automatic launch mac

ingrid4
Explorer | Level 4
Thank you very much. I was stuck by the preferences of the iMac, but didn't think of the preferences of the Dropbox app 🙈.

Re: automatic launch mac

Lusil
Dropboxer
It happens, @ingrid4!

If anything else comes up in the future, don't hesitate to get back to us. 

In the meantime, I hope you have a lovely day ahead!

Lusil
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Re: automatic launch mac

panta7
New member | Level 2

Hello, same problem here. Even if the App preference "start automatically at login" is turned off and even if the Mac preference has no Dropbox app in "elements login", the app often starts automatically. How can i fix this, please? Thanks

Re: automatic launch mac

ingrid4
Explorer | Level 4
In the preferences of your Dropbox account you can choose not to start up automatically.

Re: automatic launch mac

panta7
New member | Level 2

Already done. It doesn't works because sometimes it starts automatically to.

Re: automatic launch mac

ingrid4
Explorer | Level 4
I'm sorry that it doesn't work for you. Maybe silly, but maybe create another user and see if the problem still occurs? And if not, make that the first user. (I'm sorry for my English, I hope you understand what I mean).

Re: automatic launch mac

Megan
Dropboxer
Hey @panta7!

Can you let me know the status and version of your Dropbox desktop application? 

Also, have you followed the steps Lusil provided here?

Keep me posted!

Megan
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