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Battery Status Launch at Login

   If Battery Status will be running on a computer where it’d be preferable if it would be running from the time a user logs in until the user logs off, then the user may be interested in learning about the preference described below.


How to Reach the Launch at Login Option


1 - Open System Preferences (from the Apple Menu)


2 - Select Users & Groups (underneath System)


3 - Select the “Login Items” Tab


4 - If Battery Status is in the list of Items, it is set to launch automatically when the user logs in, regardless of whether the checkbox beside it is checked off or not. If it is not on the list of Items, it is not set to launch automatically when the user logs in.


How to Add Battery Status as a Login Item


1 - Follow the steps in “How to Reach the Launch at Login Option”


2 - Open the Finder from the Dock (the square blue face.)

Note: The System Preferences window should still be open.


3 - Position the Finder and System Preferences windows next to each other.


4 - Find Battery Status in the Applications folder of the Finder window, drag it from the Finder window, and drop it onto the launch at login item list in the System Preferences window.


5 - Battery Status is now set to Launch at Login.


How to Remove Battery Status as a Login Item


1 - Follow the steps in “How to Reach the Launch at Login Option”


2 - Find and click on Battery Status in the list of Login Items.

Note: If it isn’t listed, it already isn’t a login item.



3 - Press the "delete" key on your keyboard.


4 - Battery Status is no longer set to Launch at Login.


Why Launch at Login is no longer in the Battery Status Preferences


    As of June 1, 2012, Apple disallowed apps distributed through the Mac App Store to launch themselves, except by using a special method only available in OS X 10.7 (Lion) and newer. Since Battery Status supports OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), this special method isn’t available to Battery Status. As a result, I have decided to make this my newly recommended way of having Battery Status Launch at Login.

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