I DO NOT want Spotify to load automatically when my computer starts. I would like to just clik on the desktop icon when I want to listen, and otherwise not have Spotify come on at all. Can anyone help me remove it from auto loading upon turning laptop on? thanks.
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This is actually a fairly simple thing to do. First, open Spotify if it is not already open. Then, from the Edit menu at the top of Spotify, select Preferences. Scroll down just about to the bottom of the preferences screen, and you should see something like this:
Go ahead and select the "Don't open automatically" option, and then exit Spotify. This should prevent Spotify from opening each time you start the computer.
Hope this helps!
I FOUND THE CULPRIT!
The windows server for the third-party application "Spotimote" (android app) was causing this to happen, for me.
To remove spotimote you actually have to boot into safe mode (run msconfig > 'boot' tab > check 'safe mode' > OK) and remove the spotimote folder located at "C:\Program Files (x86)\spotimote" or "C:\Program Files\spotimote" for x32 machines.
I'm running Windows 7 OS and had the same issue. I solved my problem by going to the Spotify icon (Shortcut) and right click and go to the bottom were is says properties.Click on properties then click on "open file location". Find a folder that says Users.Click and open Users folder. You sould see a folder that is your username. (xxxx-user). Click and open that folder. Find the file that says "pref". Click to open and you should get a pop-up that says "choose the program you want to use to open this file". Make sure the check box on the lower left says, "always use the selected program to open this kind of file" is unchecked (It already may be greyed out).Click on WordPad and you should see: ps.publish-playlist=0 and ps.publish-activity=0. Make both a number 3 and click save. Hopefully this will help.