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how is "Microtek Scanner Finder" auto-opening?

Postby tom koehler » Tue, 09 Dec 2008 06:40:50 GMT

Power PC G4, sys 10.4.11

I have a Microtek scanner that I like very much. When I got it and installed 
its software, one of the things that was installed is some means of having 
"Microtek Scanner Finder" automatically start whenever I start my Mac. I just 
give a quit command, and then go on with whatever it was that I intended, 
when I started up my computer. 

Once upon a time, before OSX a person could drop program icons into a startup 
folder, for programs that you wanted to fire up automatically on computer 
startup. Now, I've looked for such an item, that would cause this program to 
start automatically, but I've obviously done it wrong, as I have not found 
it. I'm looking in the wrong place, or do not know how to recognize what I am 
seeking.

I do not need this program to automatically start every time I start my 
computer. How do I find whatever it is that is causing this event, and once 
found, can I simply drag it to the trash?

Hat in hand, I once again thank you for your time and effort.

tom koehler

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Re: how is "Microtek Scanner Finder" auto-opening?

Postby Michael Kallweitt » Tue, 09 Dec 2008 07:13:18 GMT




System Preferences -> User -> Starting Objects (or whatever it's called in 
English, I'm on a German version)

Re: how is "Microtek Scanner Finder" auto-opening?

Postby Jolly Roger » Tue, 09 Dec 2008 07:35:49 GMT

In article <493c4a7e$0$14693$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,






"Login Items"

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Re: how is "Microtek Scanner Finder" auto-opening?

Postby tom koehler » Tue, 09 Dec 2008 09:08:23 GMT

On Sun, 7 Dec 2008 16:35:49 -0600, Jolly Roger wrote
(in message < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):




well, I went there, and did not see any item relating to Microtek Scanner 
Finder. There is iTunes Helper and SpeechSynthesisServer, however.

This is not something froom logging in, it happens whenever the computer is 
started up. I hope I am saying things clearly. I never log out, I just shut 
down. 

tom koehler


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Re: how is "Microtek Scanner Finder" auto-opening?

Postby mikePOST » Tue, 09 Dec 2008 09:19:03 GMT




Library > StartupItems

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Re: how is "Microtek Scanner Finder" auto-opening?

Postby tom koehler » Tue, 09 Dec 2008 10:53:34 GMT

On Sun, 7 Dec 2008 18:19:03 -0600, Mike Rosenberg wrote
(in message <1irley2.szyky1a20qmpN% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):




There are two items in Library>StartupItems.
They are "comapcpcpestart" and "Tablet"
I do not have a clue what the first item is, but the second refers to a Wacom 
tablet I have. No reference anywhere to a scanner.
tom koehler


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Re: how is "Microtek Scanner Finder" auto-opening?

Postby tom koehler » Tue, 09 Dec 2008 11:27:19 GMT

On Sun, 7 Dec 2008 19:53:34 -0600, tom koehler wrote
(in message < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):



answering myself, "comapcpcpestart" is for my backup power supply. Am still 
puzzling over the auto start of the scanner finder program.
tom koehler

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Re: how is "Microtek Scanner Finder" auto-opening?

Postby Jolly Roger » Tue, 09 Dec 2008 11:35:10 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,





I believe the first one is part of APC PowerChute software, and stands 
for "com apc pc pe start".

Anyway, if it's not a startup item, it may be a launch daemon or agent. 
Check to se what you have in:

     /Library/LaunchAgents
     /Library/LaunchDaemons

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Re: how is "Microtek Scanner Finder" auto-opening?

Postby tom koehler » Wed, 10 Dec 2008 13:04:53 GMT

On Sun, 7 Dec 2008 20:35:10 -0600, Jolly Roger wrote
(in message < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):



well, doggone it, there's nothing in either of those two folders, either.
tom koehler

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Re: how is "Microtek Scanner Finder" auto-opening?

Postby tom koehler » Wed, 10 Dec 2008 13:06:03 GMT

On Sun, 7 Dec 2008 20:35:10 -0600, Jolly Roger wrote
(in message < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):


Thank you... I checked there, and both of those files are empty.
tom koehler

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Re: how is "Microtek Scanner Finder" auto-opening?

Postby tom koehler » Wed, 10 Dec 2008 13:07:47 GMT

On Mon, 8 Dec 2008 22:06:03 -0600, tom koehler wrote
(in message < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):


Oh, crap... I'm answering myself again, this time from the department of 
redundancy department.
sorry.
tom koehler


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Re: how is "Microtek Scanner Finder" auto-opening?

Postby Jolly Roger » Wed, 10 Dec 2008 15:37:45 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,






Are you absolutely sure nothing is in System Preferences > Accounts > 
Login Items?:

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Re: how is "Microtek Scanner Finder" auto-opening?

Postby tom koehler » Thu, 11 Dec 2008 02:04:11 GMT

On Tue, 9 Dec 2008 0:37:45 -0600, Jolly Roger wrote
(in message < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):




Thanks for your efforts, Jolly Roger, but as I had replied to an earlier post 
on this, I go to System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items, and the screen 
shows me two items, iTunes Helper and SpeechSynthesisServer. I am the sole 
user of this computer and so am not aware of any other accounts on this 
machine. Additionally, the link you provided seems to show that at least one 
other person has this same event happening with his computer.

FWIW, I have done a "find" on my computer and have found a file called 
"com.microtek.scanner.finder.plist" in my (user)/library/Preferences folder. 
(am unsure if my notation is correct in the last sentence, am hoping you can 
see my intent)

I do not know exactly what this .plist file is, but google tells me it is a 
kind of preferences file. Much of the rest of the article was unintelligible 
to me.

Please bear with me. My take on a computer is this: When it is off, it is 
just a dumb box of inert parts, capable of nothing. When it is first turned 
on, it is much like a newborn babe, knowing only one thing - how to suckle, 
if directed to the proper port. Similarly, a newly energized computer knows 
only what certain built-in programming tells it to do - look for certain 
other programs... instructions, on what to do next. Could a ".plist" be one 
of the types of things a newly energized mac seeks on startup?

I was a trackworker most of my working life. I can tell you whatever you'd 
want to know about hammers, from 1 to 16 pounds, but am still trying to catch 
up with this computer stuff - even though I have been using them for 20-odd 
years.

Thanks, to you and all others who have helped me so much.

tom koehler


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Re: how is "Microtek Scanner Finder" auto-opening?

Postby Jolly Roger » Thu, 11 Dec 2008 02:44:02 GMT

n article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,
tom koehler < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote:


That's just the preferences file for the Microtek scanner application
you use when you scan things into your computer.


Did you read post #6?:

<http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=37430>

It seems the Microtek Scanner Finder.app modifies
/Library/Preferences/loginitems.plist every time the program runs, to
add itself as a startup item. If you'll send this file to my email
address, I'll take a look at it for you and tell you if this is the
cause.

Unfortunately, if you delete the login item from this file, the next
time you scan something, it'll be added to the file again. Then there
may be little you can do about it, other than:

a. Demand that Microtek release a new version of their scanner software
that refrains from adding the login item every time the application is
launched.

b. Uninstalling the Microtek software and instead using an alternative
scanner software package. VueScan is highly rated and fairly cheap:

<http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/4763/vuescan>

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Re: how is "Microtek Scanner Finder" auto-opening?

Postby dempson » Thu, 11 Dec 2008 05:12:02 GMT




Hi Tom.

I don't have an answer to your question, but I can confirm that you
aren't crazy. Someone gave me a MicroTek scanner, and I observed the
same annoyance of it launching the Microtek Scanner Finder application
at login.

I was also unable to work out how it was doing this. It wasn't a login
item. In the end, I deleted the application when I decided the scanner
was a piece of junk, so the problem was resolved but without
understanding the mechanism.

I think I even examined its installer in an effort to work out what it
was installing which might cause this, and didn't spot anything obvious.

The only conclusion I could draw is that there is yet another mechanism
for launching applications which I don't know about.


All the .plist files ("property list") contain preferences for particlar
applications. They aren't responsible for anything like launching an
application - they are just read by the application after it has been
launched, to fetch preference choices made by the user (typically via
the "Preferences" command in the application menu), and are written by
the application when preferences are changed.

If you delete this file, the application will normally create it again
on next launch, containing default preferences.

The rest of the system doesn't pay attention to the .plist files, but
there are some developer tools for examining and editing them.

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