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How to stop Spotify from starting on login on macOS

How to stop Spotify from starting on login on macOS

hi!  this is the same question as this one but because it’s marked as solved and the solution doesn’t work for me, I’m posting it again.


I’ve double checked:

1) I have no “login items” for my user in the Users & Groups pref pane
2) when I right click the Spotify icon in the dock, “start at login” (or whatever is) is not checked
3) I didn’t check “reopen apps” when I logout


This is driving me nuts too as to what’s starting Spotify on startup.


Anyone else having this issue or know how to stop Spotify from starting automatically?


I’m on macOS Monterey (not in front of my desktop, applied the update that was available as of Dec 14, 2022 so very recent in the last week)

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Hi there @udance4ever!


Have you tried preventing Spotify from launching on startup directly from the app's Settings? Just click on your profile in the top right corner > Settings > Startup and window behavior and set Open Spotify automatically after you log into the computer to No.


Hope this helps. Cheers!

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