How to stop Discord from opening on startup? [2022 Guide]
Discord is a multi-platform app that lets people communicate via text, video, or voice in real-time. But one bothersome issue in PCs is that the Discord application starts running automatically as soon as you start your PC. Since it affects the Windows load time and the speed of your PC, it is advisable to stop Discord from opening on bootup. So in order to help you solve this issue, we will explain how to stop Discord from opening on startup.
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What is Discord?
Discord is a group communication platform to interact with friends and colleagues. It lets you send instant messages to your friends, have video calls with them, voice chat, etc., and even share your screen. Discord can be downloaded for free on Windows, as well as Mac, Android, iOS, and Linux. Additionally, Discord works directly from a web browser, thus requiring no installation.
Originally built for the gaming community, Discord is now used by people as a general use platform for all types of communities. Within Discord, servers are the communities where people discuss and interact about a specific topic. Each server has its own members, topics, rules, and channels. Discord may initially seem similar to the Slack messaging app. But it has a lot more to offer in terms of features, especially for gamers.
How to stop Discord from opening on startup?
There are two ways to stop Discord from opening on startup: By disabling it from the Discord application or by using the Windows Task Manager. Follow any of the two detailed processes to stop Discord from automatically starting.
Method 1: Stop Discord from opening on startup by using Discord settings
- Open the Discord app on your computer
- Navigate to the ‘User Settings' beside your avatar
- Select the ‘Windows Settings' option
- Toggle off the ‘Open Discord' option
First, turn on your computer and go to the Discord application on your desktop. Then, navigate to the User Settings. (This can be identified with the Gear icon). It is present on the right side of your avatar.
Next, select the ‘Windows Settings’ option that is visible on the left panel
Now you will see the ‘Open Discord’ option under the section of ‘System Startup Behaviour'. Lastly, toggle off the Open Discord option to stop Discord from opening on startup.
Method 2: Through the Windows Task Manager
- Go to the task manager and click on ‘More details'
- Navigate to the ‘Start-up' tab at the top
- Find Discord and then disable it
First, go to the Task Manager on your PC by right-clicking on your Taskbar. Alternatively, you can also search for it from the search box in the Taskbar. Next, click on the ‘More Details’ button at the bottom left side of your Task Manager window.
Then, choose the ‘Start-up option’ at the top of the screen. On this page, you can see all the applications that start as soon as you turn on your PC. Next, find the Discord app and select it. You will notice that a ‘Disable’ option will appear on the right bottom side of the window.
Finally, select the ‘Disable’ option to stop Discord from opening on startup.
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