2014-02-04 06:40 PM
You know the deal - Spotify demands to be the first program that opens upon startup, slows down my entire computer with this task, and is just a pain in the rear end because I have to start my laptop multiple times a day and only use Spotify a few times a week.
I've read a whole bunch of help on how to edit the startup problem, but all articles are written for Windows 7 or below, and Windows 8 is a whole new interface. I've tried going to programs and clicking on Spotify, but 'uninstall' is the only option - and to be honest if this problem continues I probably will end up uninstalling it. So how do I fix this problem with the Windows 8 program?
Any help will be appreciated, thanks!
2014-02-04 07:00 PM
2015-04-03 10:39 PM
I'm trying to stop spotify from opening on windows. I've tried clicking "edit" "preference" but nothing about opening pops up. In fact, nothing at all pops up. I detest spotify because this is the SECOND time I've had to struggle to stop this annoying program from slowing my computer down to a crawl.
2015-04-07 05:26 AM
Yeah, I don't see the option to stop it from auto-starting on Windows 8 either. The preferences do show up in the middle of the app, but there's nothing about startup. Advanced options has nothing either.
2015-04-13 01:30 PM
I had the same probelm, it's super annoying.
In the latest version, select edit -> preferences and scroll to the bottom. Find "advanced preferences" and click to expand.
Scroll a bit more and you will then see a headding for "open spotify" change the answer to "no" next to the questions "open spotify automatcially..."
2015-07-25 02:19 PM
The free utility program Glary has a startup manager feature appear on the inital opening screen. Select that and see Spotify items enabled for automatic startup. Click on them to disable automatic startup.
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