How to Disable AutoStart in Discord?

In this article, we will explain you in a brief and clear way the steps that you have to follow to be able to disable AutoStart in Discord, preventing the program to be executed when starting the computer.

When we just bought a computer the time it takes to start Windows is very short, which means that the process of turning on the computer and wait until we can start using it without any processes loading, is very short and fast.

However, it is clear that as we install more programs, our computer startup becomes slower because more programs have to load, and we have to wait longer for the processes to stop loading and we can start using the computer comfortably.

How to Disable AutoStart in Discord

In great part, this is due to the fact that there are many programs that are configured to start themselves as soon as Windows starts, which means that as soon as the operating system starts loading, these programs also start loading so that they are ready and you can use them immediately.

This can end up being quite useful with programs that we always use after turning on the computer, but programs that we only use sometimes or at specific times, like in your leisure time, it is better to have the option of automatic beginning deactivated to accelerate the time of load of the system. So if Discord is not a program that you use as soon as your computer starts up, then it may be best to disable Discord’s automatic startup to prevent it from starting at system startup.

Steps to disable automatic startup in Discord

Disable autostart in Discord is a really simple process with which you should not have any complication. You just have to follow the steps below:

  1. Start the task manager by pressing the Ctrl + Alt + supr.
  2. Once the task manager is open, if you see it in a summarized form and it only shows the processes that are running, select the option “See more details“.
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  1. Now, that you have a more complete view of the manager and you see some tabs at the top, select the “Startup” tab.
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  1. Inside the Startup tab you will see all the programs that can be run on startup (at system startup) and you will notice that there are some that under Status say “enabled” or “disabled“. You will notice that Discord says “enabled“.
  2. Select Discord and now go to the bottom right of the window, to the option that says “Disable“.
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  1. Once this is done, Discord AutoStart will be disabled and should no longer open automatically at startup.

This option is done through Windows and is very effective; but if for some reason you notice that the program continues to run at startup, there is another option to disable it within the Discord program itself.

Disable automatic startup from Discord

  1. Start by opening your Discord program.
  2. Go to the “User Settings” option and then to “Windows Settings“.
  3. When selecting this option you will notice that on the right side of the screen several options appear, among them you have to select the slider where it says “Open Discord” to disable the option.
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  1. That’s it, once you have disabled this option the program should not run again automatically when you start your computer.

As you can see, the steps you have to follow are really basic and you should not have any complication to follow them as we have explained above.

If Discord is one of the first programs that you open as soon as you load the operating system, it really does not make much sense to disable its automatic startup, but if you use it after work and you prefer that it does not start, then following the steps in this tutorial will be of great help.