Background Items Added, Login Item Added: macOS Ventura Tips

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Posted in How To by Tyrone on October 26, 2022

Background Items added macOS Ventura

Seeing new Login Item Added and Background Items Added notifications on Mac since updating to macOS Ventura? These are new alerts that inform when newly installed software has been set to automatically open when you boot your computer, and received permission to run in the background!

Login Item Added Notification

The alert slides in from the right edge of the screen and informs you that:

“[app name]” will open automatically when you log in. You can manage this in Login Items Settings.

Background Items Added Notification

There’s another similar alert that informs you when one or more apps or services have received permission to run in the background on your Mac:
“[service name] added items that can run in the background. You can managethis in Login Items settings.”

How To Remove Login Items On Mac

If you don’t want the specific app to run on startup you have to proceed as follows:

  • 1. Open System Settings, from Dock, via Spotlight Search or with the option + F2 shortcut.
  • 2. Click on General, in the left sidebar and go for Login Items.
  • 3. Click on the [application name] that you want to remove and use the ‘-‘ icon.

How To Restrict Background Activity On Mac

restrict background activity macos ventura
In the same settings menu you can also edit which app or service is allowed to run in the background on your computer.

The Allow in the Background section is displaying services that have received this permission during installation.

If you don’t agree or reconsider, us the toggle next to each app to restrict the background activity.

Are you enjoying these new macOS Ventura options? Do you have any questions or problems to report? Share your feedback in the comments. We are here to help!

Related: For more macOS 13 features please check our extended review.


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