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Out of the blue Spotify decided to start automatically when I boot my PC. In the Spotify settings it is NOT set to start after logging in and in my startup settings Spotify is disabled. The Spotifty Windows app is not installed.
I already tried reinstalling the Spotify app through a download.
Windows 10 N, latest updates.
Spotifiy version: 22.214.171.1245.g6c9971ef
Solved! Go to Solution.
This is a bug caused by the fact that Spotify's default setting is to run when the computer starts up. I could write an essay about why software shouldn't do this and how tacky it makes Spotify look. People don't have a computer just to use Spotify but it seems that the software developers didn't realise this because every time we start our comptuers, Spotify opens and covers the whole screen and we're forced to close it. It slows down start up and becomes a huge annoyance.
Anyway, onto the bug: the bug is caused when you update spotify. For some reason, the updater sets Spotify to open on startup even if you've disabled this option. That's the bug. The fix is to go to advanced settings, set opening on startup to be Yes and then change it back to No. Having to do this every time we update Spotify, however, is going to get really annoying. I urge Spotify to fix this issue, or better yet, remove the open on startup feature because seriously, nobody wants random software to start when they turn their computers on. If I wanted Spotify to open, I'd open it myself.