05-03-2012 01:03 PM
06-03-2012 03:35 PM
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.
06-03-2012 06:48 PM
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?
06-03-2012 08:36 PM
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.
06-03-2012 09:30 PM
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?
06-03-2012 10:37 PM
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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