How can I keep this from automatically starting up??

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How can I keep this from automatically starting up??

Music Fan
‎2012-02-27 03:16 PM

I just installed this and it starts up automatically and i would rather it not, because it also does not shut down when i am trying to close my computer.  how do i do this????  thankis

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Re: How can I keep this from automatically starting up??

Music Lover
‎2013-04-20 08:43 AM
There might not be malicious software in Spotify, but this is malware-like behaviour. A program going against the settings as specified by the user, and strapping itself into the boot-sequence regardless of user preference... The Spotify developers either do not know how, or don't care enough, to fix this. Don't blame malevolence when ignorance or apathy are more likely explanations. The simplest fix I found it to simply rename the "Spotify.exe" and "SpotifyLauncher.exe" to "Spotify1.exe" and "SpotifyLauncher1.exe". You can find them in "C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\" Then it is simply a matter of making a shortcut to the renamed Spotify1.exe in order to launch the program when you want to, rather than having it start with the computer. The problem is of course that with every Spotify update you will have to re-do this if you want to prevent it starting with boot.

Re: How can I keep this from automatically starting up??

Music Lover
‎2015-07-14 11:10 AM

Problem was solved for me with the latest Spotify automatic update :)

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Re: How can I keep this from automatically starting up??

Singer
‎2012-02-27 03:22 PM

This is actually fairly easy.  Open Spotify, click the Edit menu, and select Preferences.  Scroll all the way to the bottom, and select the option labeled "Don't open automatically."  That should do it - all you need to do at that point is close Spotify, and optionally restart your computer to test the new settings.

Re: How can I keep this from automatically starting up??

Music Fan
‎2012-07-10 06:30 PM

In my preferences "Don't open automatically" is always checked, spotify still starts automatically every time I turn on my computer. What do I do to stop it from doing this? Allready tried uninstalling and re-installing the program, with no luck.

Re: How can I keep this from automatically starting up??

Music Lover
‎2012-07-19 07:03 PM

My settings is to not automatically start and I used Revo to remove it from the autostart lists and started my machine this morning and what do you know; Spotify is starting with my machine. . .   It's starting to act like mal-ware.   Seriously, I might remove it and not come back if this isn't fixed.

Re: How can I keep this from automatically starting up??

Gig Goer
‎2012-07-20 06:30 AM

I have the same problem.

Went through all the "easy" fixes, disabled it from starting automatically in msconfig and ccleaner, which works for exactly one time restarting my computer. Then it pops right back up.

I'm really quite surprised that Spotify seems to have no real answer to this issue whenever it comes up on this community board. By all accounts Spotify is a reputable company, and I can't imagine an unecessary annoyance like this would be good for their business.

Re: How can I keep this from automatically starting up??

Spotify Legend
‎2012-07-20 07:15 AM

Weird. After changing this setting, I've not had it auto-start on my personal machine... It could be that somehow, there are two versions of Spotify on your computer. I'd recommend trying a clean installation of Spotify, and trying setting again. 

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Re: How can I keep this from automatically starting up??

Music Fan
‎2012-08-08 10:20 PM

Totally keeps doing the same darn thing on my system!  I've 'clean installed' it twice and have ensured that the "don't open automatically" option is ticked in the preferences. 

 

I've had to resort to msconfig, as well, then it comes right the heck back a few days later. Like the service a lot, don't like this, though!

 

Just for the record, some relevant info:

Windows 7 Professional x64

Spotify version: 0.8.4.107.g4fa0003f

Re: How can I keep this from automatically starting up??

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Gig Goer
‎2012-08-08 11:36 PM

Screen shot of msconfig after Spotify has been disabled from starting automatically and system has been restarted. Note that the 2 Spotify items on top have appeared as enabled, while 2 duplicates on the bottom remain disabled. After the next restart, Spotify will open automatically regardless of the settings in Spotify preferences.

 

(I am using Windows 7, 64-bit, service pack 1, and Spotify version 0.8.3.222.G317ab79d)

 

 

EDIT: Itunes, it appears, has the same problem, but it at least doesn't take over my monitor at startup. : /

Re: How can I keep this from automatically starting up??

Gig Goer
‎2012-09-29 06:41 PM

This is exactly the same problem as I am having. Also on Windows 7 64bit

 

I have selected no to auto start and also no to start up from web.

 

This is a brand new machine so there is no prevoius version of Spotify on it.  I have used ccleaner to hunt down and disable autostart commands but they reappear by them selves after a reboot.

Re: How can I keep this from automatically starting up??

Music Fan
‎2012-11-13 08:34 AM

But this is not the solution as I, along with many others it seems have the issue of it reinserting itself in my startup. This SHOULD NOT be marked as solved.

 

This is a real problem.  When are they going to fix it?

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