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How to Stop Discord From Opening on Startup?

Recently updated on January 11th, 2023 at 02:10 am

After installing discord on your pc, you’ll come across a discord auto startup issue on your pc. A lot of first-time users and also old users don’t know how to disable the discord automatic opening on startup. During installation, discord adds a process that automatically checks for update on startup.

Don’t worry, I was also facing this issue and I was able to disable discord from opening on startup on my laptop. In this post, I’ve shared some steps, follow those and you’ll be able to stop discord from opening on startup.

How to Stop Disable Discord From Opening on Startup?

To stop discord from opening on startup go to discord settings and click on windows settings and now turn off the open discord option. If this doesn’t work then open the task manager and go to startup tab. Now right click the discord update process and click on disable. We have a detailed guide below that can help you in disabling discord on startup.

Disable Discord Auto Startup From Settings

Discord app on windows/mac has a feature that automatically allows Discord to open your computer’s startup. But, if you don’t like this Discord feature or want to disable it, you can disable it from the discord user settings. Here are the steps to disable open Discord on startup:

  1. Open Discord and click on the “User Settings” option (gear icon) from the bottom left side of the screen.
discord user settings
  1. Now from the option available on the left side click on “Windows Settings.”
discord windows settings
  1. Now toggle off the “Open Discord” option.
  2. Disabling this option will stop discord from opening on startup.
how to stop discord from opening on startup

After applying these steps discord will not open on startup. But you can manually open it without any issues. You may still face this problem if the update process is still allowed. Follow the steps below for disabling the update process.

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Disable Discord Auto Startup From Task Manager (UPDATED)

Not many people are aware but after a recent update, discord update process start running in the background. This process can cause discord to open again on startup. But don’t worry you can easily turn off this process from the task manager.

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc or Ctrl+Shift+Delete to open the Task Manager on your system.
  2. Now click on the Startup tab.
click on startup
  1. Now, locate “Discord” and click on Disable. If Discord isn’t in the list, locate “Update (Publisher – GitHub)” and click on Disable.
disable discord from opening on startup taskmanager
  1. Now restart your PC, now discord will not open on startup.

With the help of these two steps, you can easily disable the auto startup of discord on your pc. If you want to enable it again then follow the steps below.

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How do I Disable Discord Autostart on Mac?

Can’t stop Discord from opening on startup. If disabling the “Open Discord” didn’t work for you, try out the steps mentioned below;

  1. Click on the Apple icon (In the top left corner of the screen).
  2. Then, click on System Preferences.
  3. After that, navigate to the Users & groups option. Now, select the current user and then click on the Login Items tab.
  4. Now, locate Discord under the Login items list.
  5. Left-click on Discord and then click on the Minus symbol.

With the help of these steps, you can easily disable the auto startup of Discord on your pc. But, if you want to enable it again, follow the steps below.

Enable Opening of Discord on Startup

If you want to enable the opening of discord on startup then follow the steps below:

  • From discord app:
  1. Open discord and click on the user setting option from the bottom left side of the screen.
  2. Now click on the windows settings.
  3. Now toggle on the open discord option.
  • From task manager:
  1. Right-click on the taskbar and click on task manager.
  2. Now click on the startup tab.
  3. Now click on update and click on the enable button.

How to stop Discord from running in the background?

Want to end all the background and foreground processes of the Discord application? To do so, below are the steps that’ll help you in assisting;

  • Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys to open the Task Manager on your PC.
  • Now, locate Discord under the Processes tab and click on End Task.
  • If you found any other processes related to Discord, end that too.

Now all the tasks or processes related to the Discord application will be stopped now. 

By following the steps, you can easily enable or disable Discord from opening on startup by following these two methods. If you’ve suggestion regarding this post then do let us know from the comment box and also check how to fix rtc connecting error on discord.

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