How to stop Avid Pro Tools mini application manger from launching at startup
How to turn off Avid's Pro Tools application manager auto launch.
Problem with Application Manager
When you install Avid's Pro Tools, it will automatically install a package manager that sits on the upper right-hand menu on your finder.
The micro-app is somewhat helpful. It serves many functions, but the one most useful to engineers is a storefront that allows you to license, download, and manage third-party plug-ins. Some recording engineers also use the cloud-storage features so all-in-all, it's a value add. The only problem is that it doesn't always work and when it does work, it sometimes resources intensive. For example, here's what often happens when I boot my computer.
Issue #1 - No Way to Turn off Auto Launch from Icon
Issue #2 - Micro app crashes often
Issue #3 - Micro app is inexplicably resource intensive
In this example, I'm not even using Pro Tools, yet it's using up all of these threads.
Solution - Disable Auto Launch
Heres how to turn off Avid's Pro Tools application manager auto launch.
Step 1 - Open Avid .plist file
Open up Terminal on your Mac and open this file. Note, you may need to use sudo to ensure you have the necessary permissions.