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Fixit 18. Check for Problems with Extens... > Special Case: Startup Icons Appear w...

Special Case: Startup Icons Appear with an X Over Them or Disappear

Many extensions have an assigned key or key combination that can be used to selectively disable it at startup. No other startup extension is affected unless it too uses the same hot key(s). (By the way, although these hot keys can selectively disable startup extensions, I would avoid using them as a means of diagnosing startup extension conflicts. Instead, stick with the other methods described earlier in this Fix-It.)

If you disable a startup extension with this hot key method, the startup icon (in the Welcome to Macintosh screen) for the relevant startup extension may appear with an X through it, indicating that the startup extension did not load. Alternatively, the startup icon may disappear altogether. This is all perfectly normal. Just be careful not to inadvertently hold down these hot keys at startup or you may get a surprise. By the way, sometimes turning off a startup extension from its control panel (as described in the previous section) will also cause an X'd icon to appear.


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