OneDrive on OSX should have the option to not launch at startup.
in OSX, I want OneDrive NOT to launch on startup. I don't want to see the icon in the white menu bar at the top of the screen unless I go into the Application folder and 'manually' launch OneDrive. I don't want Onedrive immediately engaging the cloud on startup. With Dropbox I have this set. The DB icon is in my Dock. Dropbox synchs ONLY when I tell it to. I want Onedrive to allow this same level of control. Its a great product but unless I can prevent auto launch I'll only be using Onedrive for extra STORAGE in the Cloud--not synching
Igor Trakoisky commented
T. E. Shaw commented
Microsoft again—disregard and disrespect. Every decade they will do something great and then something terrible. Uninstall.
Eren Yeager commented
I had the same problem. I solved it by:
- System Preferences > Users and Groups > Login Items > uncheck or remove OneDrive. (If it is visible, otherwise don't bother)
- OneDrive App > Preferences > uncheck Open at Login.
- QUIT ONE DRIVE <-- This is important!
- Restart System
I tried every possible way to disable Onedrive opens at startup, in vain. This is just one of the annoying "features" MS is adding each time the company updates something
I tried stop via System Preferences >>>> Users and Groups >>>> Login Items >>>> and removed OneDrive.
Also, unchecked on OneDrive App >>>> Help & Setting >>> Preferences >>>> Open at Login.
However, OneDrive still start at login.
This kind of user-unfriendly will just hate Microsoft more. Such a pushy & annoying sales scheme.
I am just remove the whole App and use Dropbox, GoogleDrive, iCloud and Amazon Drive instead.
OneDrive doesn't show up in System Preferences > User and Groups > Login Items.
I've un-checked OneDrive's Preferences > Open at Login, but that doesn't help.
Not sure what's causing it to start at login, but it's very annoying.
I don't even see a login item, but every time I start up OneDrive is running...(Mojave)
Ive the same problem.
Pls solve it asap
Paul Widdowson commented
Hi folks - this is quite an easy one (well, it was for me...).
Go to "System Preferences" then "Users and Groups". You'll see a tab for "Passwords" and one for "Login items".
Select "Login items" and you'll see the Onedrive application listed. Simply select it and click on the "-" minus button below to remove it from start up. You may have to do the "click on the lock to make changes" thing, but you all sound like grown ups.
Hope this helps!
Actually, in the preference window, it is possible to uncheck the "Open at login" item but it doesn't work! Quite bothering.
I agree completely. I want to control my own computer. I cannot find a way to stop Onedrive from starting up on its own. I have searched the net, and there is information about how to do this in Windows, but it does not seem to be possible on a Mac. I am on the verge of throwing the program out.
Continued: OneDrive can be quit very easily--but the extra step is against our company policy. If it can be manually quit so easily, why not allow for complete control? We don't allow apps to engage the network without our specific permission. We require absolute control of any background tasking. Microsoft should know better. As I said: Dropbox is easily configurable this way. I have Dropbox configured to launch in QUIT mode. I tell it if and when to launch and start synching. This one small hiccup makes OneDrive an inferior product to Dropbox. Why not correct it? I'm on High Sierra--not authorized to upgrade to Mojave--have too many legacy machines running film editing software.