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Bit annoying that Android File Transfer pops up whenever I connect my Nexus 7 to the Macbook. Is there any way to keep it active but hidden initially?

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Open Activity Monitor, select a process Android File Transfer Agent, click Quit Process.

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Thanks but I want this to happen automatically every time. Also, I think that will kill it altogether rather than leaving it in the background. –  mahemoff Apr 30 '13 at 6:53
  • Go to System preferences > Users & groups
  • Choose your user
  • Select login items

In the list, select android file transfer agent and remove it using the button with a - on it.

Now, you are free :D

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This only stops it appearing when logging in. (It's off by default anyway.) I want to prevent it when I connect Android devices. –  mahemoff Dec 4 '13 at 23:30
Did you even tried ? This stop the agent to start. The role of the agent is to open the soft when you plug your phone. –  deadalnix Dec 6 '13 at 3:32
Have you tried it yourself? It's just that I've read elsewhere the app will re-register itself when you run it. Unfortunately, I've messed something up using another suggestion to rename it, and can't easily try it now. –  mahemoff Dec 6 '13 at 8:20
Obviously I tried myself. I won't post an answer if I didn't. I work every days on a mac and plus my android phone every day on it as well. I'm testing this every days. –  deadalnix Dec 8 '13 at 5:22
This did not work for me. –  Carl Manaster Feb 20 at 16:41

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