Mac OS X ProxyClient instructions

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CacheFlow Appliance Software

Issue/Introduction

When you install the Mac OS ProxyClient on a Mac, it works fine up until you reboot the Mac. ProxyClient does not start up upon reboot.

Resolution

Startup items need to be setup so that they automatically open after you log into the Mac OS X computer.  For the Mac OS ProxyClient to open after you log into the Mac OS X you need to make it a login item.

Startup/Login Item on Mac OS X 10.3 or later

  1.  Log in as the user who wishes to have a login item or as an admin user.
  2. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.
  3. From the View menu, select Accounts.
  4. Select the name of the user.
  • Mac OS X 10.3.x: Select the Startup Items button.
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later: Select the Login Items button.
  1. Select the "Add {+}" button.

NOTE: The item that you selected automatically opens on the next login.

Startup/Login Item on Mac OS X 10.2.8 or earlier

  1. Log in to Mac OS X as the user who wishes to have a login item (See tip 1).
  2. From the Apple Menu, select System Preferences.
  3. From the View menu, select Login Items (see tip 2).
  4. Click Add.
  5. Select an application or document in the dialog box that appears.
  6. Click Add (see tip 3). 

NOTE: The item that you selected automatically opens on the next login.

Additional Tips:

  1. To verify which user is logged in to Mac OS X, choose Home from the Finder's Go menu. The name of the active user appears at the top of the window. Each user has their own Login Items list. Items added to the list by one user do not automatically open when another user logs in to the computer.
  2. For Mac OS X 10.1.5 or earlier, select Login.
  3. For Mac OS X 10.1.5 or earlier, select Open.
  4. If you set up an application or file that requires a password as a Login Item, it will not open, but appears in the Dock. You must select the associated icon in the Dock and enter a password in order for it to finish opening. Examples include: certain email applications, encrypted files, and server administration applications.
  5. To set the Classic environment for automatic startup, use the Classic pane of System Preferences.
  6.  The Startup Items folder in the Mac OS 9 System Folder is used to define which Classic applications are startup items. Place an alias of a Classic application in this folder to be opened at startup of the Classic environment.

NOTE:  Do not confuse Mac OS 9 "Startup Items" folder with the Mac OS X StartupItems folder.

IMPORTANT: Do not manually add or remove items from the StartupItems folder. This folder is for system use only. You should not modify its contents.