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macOS Ventura Bug Spits Out Perpetual ‘Background Items Added’ Notifications at Login, Here’s a Potential Fix

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Many Mac users repeatedly encounter bugs. macOS Ventura Throws login item notifications for various background app processes every time the machine boots, even if the process in question is disabled.

If notification previews are disabled ( System Settings -> Notifications -> Show Preview) Annoying notifications appear as “login items”. If Preview is enabled, the notification is labeled “Background item added” and “[app/process name] Added items that can run in the background. You can manage this in your Login Items settings. ”

Strangely, there is no option System Settings -> General -> Login Items Remove background items added to macOS by installed apps. The user can disable the listed items only by toggling the switch. However, doing this doesn’t seem to affect the notifications, and in some cases more may appear.

scrutinize complaints reddit, twitter, Discussion in the Apple Support Communitiesand various other App-specific forum, Google Updater, Adobe CC Helper, and Dropbox are repeatedly cited as culprits, but they seem to be referenced more often as they are popular apps with background processes. Almost all 3rd party background processes seem to be visible in persistent login item notifications.

Trashing or uninstalling the associated app doesn’t fix the problem except in a few cases. If the notification has since disappeared, reinstalling the app will usually bring it back. I’m hesitant to install .

Few users have successfully removed the notification from their Mac by performing the following actions, but please be careful and do so at your own risk.

  1. Open finderand select Go -> Go to Folder… in the menu bar.
  2. Copy and paste the following address into the input field and press Enter. ~/Library/LaunchAgents
  3. A Finder window will open in the LaunchAgents folder. View items as a list organized by name and search for the name of the app or developer associated with the process causing the login item notification.
  4. delete .plist Delete the files, then empty the Trash.
  5. Restart your Mac.
  6. If the above steps don’t work, ~/Library/LaunchDaemons folder. If any startup daemons associated with your app/developer are there, remove them as well, empty the trash and restart.

The bug has reportedly been present since the early betas of macOS Ventura, but has been reported to occur more frequently on Macs running macOS 13.1 and later. Apple appears to be aware of the issue, but has not commented.

Were you affected by the login item notification bug? If so, did you find a solution that works for you? Let us know in the comments.

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