I have been using CleanMyMac X (see our review) for quite a while, and I like the app. It’s really simple to use, and it cleans many unneeded files that could take up gigabytes of disk space.
But one thing I don’t like that much is that it keeps showing up on my Mac menu bar every time I turn on my MacBook Pro.
Well, more specifically, I feel a little annoyed when those apps (or services) add themselves to the startup list. Don’t get me wrong though, CleanMyMac is a good app but I don’t need it every day.
If you are using CleanMyMac and you also want to disable the app on startup, or from showing up on the Mac menu bar, follow me!
Today, I’m going to show you how to do that in just a few clicks.
How to Remove CleanMyMac X on Startup
If CleanMyMac X has added itself (or you did this before) to the startup list, use this method to disable it from auto starting up. And not only can you disable CleanMyMac, but also many other apps or services that launch on startup.
Step 1: Click on the Apple logo on the top left corner of your screen, and select System Preferences.
Step 2: Click Users & Groups to continue.
Step 3: Click on the Login Items option in the Users & Groups window.
Step 4: Highlight CleanMyMac and click the minus button.
That’s it! Now the app won’t auto start up when you turn on your Mac machine.
How to Remove CleanMyMac from Menu Bar
What is CleanMyMac Menu? Simply put, it’s like a mini dashboard of the CleanMyMac app.
According to MacPaw (the developer of the app), CleanMyMac Menu is designed to keep you up to date with what’s happening on your Mac and allow you to access all utilities of the full app.
Okay, now here’s how to disable it.
Step 1: click on the CleanMyMac Menu icon on your menu bar. Locate the gear icon at the bottom right corner. Click it and select Preferences.
Step 2: a new window pops up. Under the Menu tab, you’ll see an option called Enable CleanMyMac Menu. Make sure it’s unchecked. Now the Menu will disappear immediately.
Also, it won’t start when you restart your Mac next time.
That’s all that I want to share. Once again, I don’t like apps that automatically launch, but MacPaw makes it a breeze to disable the CleanMyMac X Menu.