How to Stop Discord from Opening on Startup

Discord is a popular communication platform used by millions of people worldwide, particularly those who enjoy gaming and online communities. While it offers various features, one aspect that some users find bothersome is that Discord automatically opens at startup. This can slow down your computer's boot time and be an annoyance if you don't want to use the app immediately after turning on your device.

There are several reasons why Discord might launch at startup:

  1. It is set as a default setting when you initially install the app.
  2. You may have inadvertently enabled this feature, forgetting to disable it later.
  3. A recent update to the app might have reset your preferences, causing it to launch at startup again.

Regardless of the reason, if you want to prevent Discord from automatically opening when you start your computer, there are multiple solutions to this issue. In this guide, we'll discuss different methods for both Windows and macOS users to stop Discord from launching at startup.


How to Stop Discord from Opening on Startup

Solutions for Windows Users

Method 1: Disable from Discord Settings

  1. Open the Discord app on your computer.
  2. Click on the gear icon in the lower-left corner to open the User Settings.
  3. Scroll down the left sidebar and click on "Windows Settings" (or "App Settings" in older versions).
  4. Toggle off the switch next to "Open Discord" under the "System Startup Behavior" section.

Method 2: Disable from Task Manager

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager.
  2. Click on the "Startup" tab.
  3. Locate "Discord" in the list of applications.
  4. Right-click on "Discord" and select "Disable" from the context menu.

Solutions for macOS Users

Method 1: Disable from Discord Settings

  1. Open the Discord app on your computer.
  2. Click on the gear icon in the lower-left corner to open the User Settings.
  3. Scroll down the left sidebar and click on "Mac Settings" (or "App Settings" in older versions).
  4. Toggle off the switch next to "Open Discord" under the "System Startup Behavior" section.

Method 2: Disable from System Preferences

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the upper-left corner of your screen.
  2. Select "System Preferences."
  3. Click on "Users & Groups" (or "Accounts" in older versions of macOS).
  4. Choose your user account from the left sidebar.
  5. Click on the "Login Items" tab.
  6. Locate "Discord" in the list of applications.
  7. Select "Discord" and click the "-" button below the list to remove it from login items.

Tips to Remember

  • Disabling Discord from opening at startup will not prevent you from using the app. You can still launch it manually whenever you want.
  • Keep Discord updated to the latest version to ensure you have the most recent bug fixes and features.
  • If you need Discord to launch at startup occasionally, consider enabling it temporarily and disabling it once your needs change.

By following the methods outlined above, you can stop Discord from opening on startup and regain control over your computer's boot process. Remember that you can always change these settings back if you decide you want Discord to launch automatically in the future. Happy gaming and communicating!