How To Stop Photoshop From Opening On Startup Mac

If you are a frequent user of Adobe Photoshop on your Mac, you may have noticed that it automatically opens whenever you start up your computer. While this may not be problematic for daily Photoshop users, it can be frustrating and delay the startup process for those who do not use it regularly. To prevent this issue, this blog post will provide step-by-step instructions on how to disable Photoshop from launching upon startup on your Mac.

Why does Photoshop open at startup?

The main reason Photoshop opens at startup is due to your Mac’s system preferences. There’s a setting that allows certain apps to automatically open upon startup, and Photoshop might be one of them. However, you can easily adjust this in your system settings.

How can you stop Photoshop from opening at startup?

To prevent Photoshop from launching automatically when you power up your Mac, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Open System Preferences

Click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your Mac’s screen and select System Preferences from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Go to Users & Groups

In the system preferences window, click on the Users & Groups icon.

Step 3: Select your user account

Select your user account from the list on the left side of the Users & Groups window.

Step 4: Click the Login Items tab

Click on the Login Items tab located at the top of the window. This tab shows all the programs that are set to start up automatically when you log in.

Step 5: Remove Photoshop from the list

Find Adobe Photoshop in the list, click on it to select it, then click on the button below the list to remove it.

Step 6: Close System Preferences

Close the System Preferences window to save your changes.

Here’s a quick recap of the code for the steps:

        1. Click the Apple icon > System Preferences
        2. Click Users & Groups
        3. Select your user account
        4. Click Login Items
        5. Select Adobe Photoshop > click -
        6. Close System Preferences

That’s it! Now, Adobe Photoshop should no longer open automatically when you start up your Mac.


Automatically launching apps can slow down your Mac’s startup time, but with a few simple steps, you can manage which apps open on startup. We hope this guide has been helpful in showing you how to stop Photoshop from automatically launching when you turn on your Mac.