How to disable My Day in Entourage

When you install Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, My Day conveniently adds itself to your list of applications to start up at login and pops-up in the upper-right hand corner of your screen each time you log into your Mac. If you’d like to get prevent My Day from starting up at login there are a couple ways to get rid of it.

How to hide Entourage’s My Day:

  1. To hide My Day, press Control+M.

How to turn off Entourage’s My Day:

  1. Right-click (Ctrl+click) on the My Day icon in the dock, then uncheck Open at Login.
    …or, if this doesn’t work…
  2. To prevent My Day from starting at login, open My Day preferences (CMD+, or the preferences icon in the bottom, right corner of My Day). Uncheck “Open at computer logon”.
    …or, if this doesn’t work…
  3. Trash My Day’s plist file,, found under Hard Drive/Users/(your user)/Library/Preferences

To verify My Day has been turned off, open Login Items under Account in System Preferences.

My Day has a preference to either show its icon in the Dock or to show in the Mac OS menu bar. If you’re having difficulty getting one or the other preference to stick when changing the My Day icon location, note that your user account will need write permission to My Day’s Application folder found under /Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Office/My Admin user accounts have this write permission by default. Standard user account will have read-only permission to this folder.

Lee Calcote

Lee Calcote
Lee Calcote is an innovative thought leader, passionate about developer platforms and management software for clouds, containers, infrastructure and applications. Advanced and emerging technologies have been a consistent focus through Calcote’s tenure at SolarWinds, Seagate, Cisco and Pelco. An organizer of technology meetups and conferences, a writer, author, speaker, he is active in the tech community.

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