A very simple to implement Controller for use in Cocoa Mac Apps to register/deregister itself for Launch at Login using LSSharedFileList.
It uses LSSharedFileList which means your Users will be able to check System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items.
I'm currently using it on 10.6 (32/64) successfully. I've not investigated being able to flag the "Hide" flag which is possible from System Preferences.
LaunchAtLoginController *launchController = [[LaunchAtLoginController alloc] init]; BOOL launch = [launchController launchAtLogin]; [launchController release];
LaunchAtLoginController *launchController = [[LaunchAtLoginController alloc] init]; [launchController setLaunchAtLogin:YES]; [launchController release];
- Open Interface Builder
- Place a NSObject (the blue box) into the nib window
- From the Inspector - Identity Tab (Cmd+6) set the Class to LaunchAtLoginController
- Place a Checkbox on your Window/View
- From the Inspector - Bindings Tab (Cmd+4) unroll the > Value item
- Bind to Launch at Login Controller
- Model Key Path: launchAtLogin
After implementing either through code or through IB, setLaunchAtLogin:YES and then check System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items. You should see your app in the list of apps that will start when the user logs in.
If you're trying to set a different bundle (perhaps a HelperApp as a resource to your main bundle) you will simply want to change - (NSURL *)appURL to return the path to this other bundle.
Works on 10.6/10.5
- User: invariant Link: (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/815063/how-do-you-make-your-app-open-at-login/2318004#2318004)
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