Spam notification: "GPG Suite" added items that can run in the background.

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24 Jan, 2023 02:37 PM

Which of our tools is giving you problems?

GPG Suite

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Version Info macOS: 13.2,
GPG Suite: 2022.2
GPG Mail: -
GPG Keychain: 1.11
GPG Services: 2.5
MacGPG: 2.2.40
GPG Suite Preferences: 2.6.1
Libmacgpg: 1.5.1

Describe your problem. Add as much detail as possible.

  1. At login I get the message "GPG Suite" added items that can run in the background. You can manage this in Login Items Settings.
  2. I get the same message, when I open "Login Items Settings".

This appears to be an issue specific to MacOS 13 Ventura. However, not all background programs causes this issue. For example, I have a VPN client program that also runs in the background, but I never get notified about it. The message appears even if I disable GPG Suite from running in the background.

What did you expect instead

I expect to only get the notification "GPG Suite" added items that can run in the background. You can manage this in Login Items Settings, at install and updates.

Describe steps leading to the problem.

  1. Install GPG Suite
  2. Reboot

Are you using any other plugins?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 26 Jan, 2023 09:28 PM

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    Hi amwebdk,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry to hear you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    There was an issue under macOS 13.0.1 and 13.1. Apple should have addressed this issue with macOS 13.2.

    1. restart mac
    2. Are you running software like CleanMyMac?
      If so, please navigate to Extensions > Launch Agents and ensure that all entries with gpgtools in their name are enabled and show with a green dot.
    3. open System Settings > General > Login Items and check if the following items are enabled
    * fisGpgHome
    * GPG Suite
    * shutdown-gpg-agent


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