How To Stop Discord From Opening On Startup
We Show You How To Disable Discord's Automatic Opening On Start Up Feature
We’re going to teach you how to stop Discord from opening on startup in this quick and easy guide. Whether you want a video demonstration or an easy to follow step-by-step guide, we’ve got you covered. It’s often a default setting in a bunch of programs in Windows (such as Steam), and Discord is one of them.
If you’re not intending to use Discord every single time you boot up your PC, this can be an inconvenience. It may actually be contributing to unnoticed CPU usage in the background, too. Luckily for you though, it’s easily avoidable; we’ll show you exactly what to do.
There are two main ways you can disable Discord’s automatic startup for each operating system. One method can be done within the Discord app itself and applies whichever operating system you are using, the second method involves making changes within the operating system’s settings. Each of these methods is fairly straightforward, so without further ado, let’s proceed.
Watch the Video or follow the steps below!
How to stop Discord launching on startup in the Discord app
Open the Discord app
The first step is simple: start by opening the Discord application.
Click the cog wheel icon
The cog icon should be next to your username at the bottom left of the screen. This will open up the User Settings window.
Click on Windows/Mac settings
This should be visible in the list on the left hand side within User Settings.
Toggle off the “Open Discord” slider
You can also modify the minimization options here should you wish to. Once you’re happy, simply press escape and you’re done!
How to stop Discord launching on startup in Windows
Open the Task Manager
You can open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
Click on the Start-up tab
Once in the Task Manager, make sure you switch over to the ‘Start-up’ tab along the top of the window.
Click on Discord, then click Disable
Discord Should be listed in the programs on the Start-up tab. Either left click on it and press the disable button in the bottom right, or right click on it and select disable from the menu that appears. Fin!
How to stop Discord launching on startup on MacOS
Open System Preferences
Click on the Apple icon in the top left of your desktop then click on System Preferences.
Click on Users & Groups
Now within the System Preferences, navigate to the Users & Groups settings.
Select the current user, then click Login Items
The user account you are using should appear on the left hand side of the window. After you have selected it, click on the Login Items tab.
Click on Discord and disable
Discord should be in the list of programs under Login Items. Left click it, then click the minus symbol at the bottom of the window to disable it. Job done!
This has been our guide on how to stop discord from opening on startup. We hope it’s been useful to you. If you wish to learn more about Discord, please read our other related articles on the online communication platform.
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