Start the Xserver automatically

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Jan 25 06:00:23 UTC 2021

On Jan 24, 2021, at 22:35, Tong Sun wrote:

> I checked the's preference, but it seems to be missing the
> capability to start the Xserver automatically when user logs in.
> Is it so? Any plan to add it?

The X server will start automatically when you launch any X11-using program. This is better than having the X server running all the time. This change to the X server was made by Apple in Mac OS X 10.5 in pursuit of their goal of not having services running when they're not needed.

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