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Remove from startup

cwolff11
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Spotify automatically starts up when I turn my computer on. How do I stop that? I am using windows 7 os.

 

 

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Re: Fix for Spotify startup

klutchrider
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It's under Preferences, click on Advanced Settings. Under (Startup and Windows Behaviour) is the setting that you need. Was annoying me to but found the solution.
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Re: Remove from startup

johnleonrd
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I just installed (06/19/2017) Spotify so should have newest version.

click on down arrow  its to the right of profile button in upper right of page.

click on settings.  Scroll down to end of settings then click on "advanced settings"

Scroll down to "Startup and Window Behaviour"  Subhead says "Open Spotify automatically.

Down arrow gives three choices.  Choose "NO".   Restart..  Spotify  should not start.

And shortcut on desktop put there on installation should now work

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Re: Remove from startup

Melainis
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I had this problem and changing the settings and restarting didn't work. Go to task manager<startup<spotify and select disable then restart. That worked for me.

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Re: Remove from startup

Spotify
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Hey!

You should be able to do this by popping into 'Preferences' ('Edit' at the top of your Spotify). It should be down the bottom of the page.
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Re: Remove from startup

bluefirepatrick
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Except that when you select 'do not open automatically'  it still begins on startup.  I have checked the usual places on Windows for startup items.  THis is annoying- please help.

Re: Remove from startup

bluefirepatrick
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I have looked into this a bit more.  In the AppData Roaming directory for Spotify there are two files: setting and spotify.args -these both mention autostart even with the option 'off' in the SettingsPanel (as mentioned above).  Please provide values for these files so that it does not autostart.  I am about to uninstall and cancel. Apps should not take the liberty of autostarting.  I love Spotify but want it to run when I choose to run it.  This is a deal breaker.

Re: Remove from startup

George
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Have you checked whether Spotify is set to autostart from msconfig?

 

Start >> Run >> msconfig.exe

(or in Windows Vista / 7 without a run command, just type "msconfig.exe" into the search box on the start menu, and hit enter when it finds the executable)

 

Under the start up tab look for an item called spotify, then just untick it. Save those changes and see if that fixes it?

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First was the record, then the cassette, the CD, then came along Spotify... that really did change everything!

Re: Remove from startup

bluefirepatrick
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Yes, even with Spotify unchecked in Startup items under msconfig the App still starts automatically after restart.  The Startup Items directory is clear too and the Don't open automatically option is selected in Prefs.  This is on Windows 7 SP 1 with your latest version.  

Re: Remove from startup

George
Roadie

You mentioned the settings file in AppData\Roaming\Spotify...

 

I've just had a look at mine (which was set to not open automatically), and found no parameter that referenced to automatic starting.

 

However, after changing my preferences so that spotify should open, and then exitting Spotify (to prompt it to update the settings file), I've found a parameter called: "autorun_type" has been added.

 

Can you check whether such a parameter exists in your settings file?

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First was the record, then the cassette, the CD, then came along Spotify... that really did change everything!

Re: Remove from startup

bluefirepatrick
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So with the setting of 'Dont open automatically' it seems to remove that param.  When I set it to 'Open automatically' in the App it sets that param with a value of 1.  'Open auto but minimized' sets it to 2. 'Dont open' then removes the param again.  I tried setting it to 3 by hand and restarting but it still autostarted and the preference was set to' Open auto but minimized' in the prefs. 

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adfsk12
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Has anyone found the solution to this? Spotify comes up every time I start up, but even though I've checked the button in preferences that says for it not to.

Re: Remove from startup

etsybay
Newbie

:manmad: uninstalling!

 

This is too frustrating

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