How To Stop Powerpoint From Opening On Startup Mac

If your PowerPoint application is automatically launching every time you start your Mac, it can be a little irritating, especially if you do not use the application frequently. However, the good news is that you can easily stop this behavior. In this blog post, we’ll guide you step-by-step through the process.

Why do Programs Open at Startup?

Generally, programs open at startup to save you time by automatically launching essential software. However, if you don’t use PowerPoint every day, having it open at startup can slow down your Mac’s startup time and consume unnecessary system resources. So, it is better to disable it from opening on startup.

Steps to Stop PowerPoint from Opening on Startup on Mac

Step 1: Open System Preferences

The first step is to open the System Preferences on your Mac. You can do this by clicking on the Apple icon on the top left corner of your screen and selecting System Preferences from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Access Users & Groups

In the System Preferences window, click on Users & Groups.

Step 3: Select Your User Account

Now, select your user account from the left sidebar. If you have multiple user accounts, make sure you choose the one you’re currently using.

Step 4: Click on Login Items

Next, click on the Login Items tab. Here, you’ll see a list of all the apps that are set to open when you log in.

Step 5: Remove PowerPoint from the List

Find PowerPoint in the list, click on it, and then click the button at the bottom of the window. This will remove PowerPoint from the list of startup items.

1. Click on the Apple icon > System Preferences
2. Click on Users & Groups
3. Select your user account
4. Click on Login Items
5. Find PowerPoint and click on the - button


And that’s it! You’ve successfully stopped PowerPoint from opening on startup on your Mac. Now, you should notice a faster startup time and more system resources available for other tasks. Remember, you can use the same steps to manage other apps opening at startup. Happy computing!