We all love using Discord to chat with our friends while gaming. It’s a great app to have open when you need it. However, if you use your computer for other tasks than just gaming and talking to friends you may not always want Discord open. This probably means that you don’t want Discord to open on startup.

In this article, we are going to show you how to stop Discord from opening on startup. This means you can enjoy Discord when you need it. We have included tutorials for both Windows and Mac below. Let’s jump in and get started.

How To Disable Startup Launch On MacOS

Startup launch is an option that enables applications to open automatically whenever the device is booted. While this option saves time by opening every needed application for you, it also takes a considerable amount of resources and can, at times, open a lot of unnecessary applications like Discord. 

With that said, you can go through the following steps to disable Discord startup on macOS:

  1. Head to the Task Bar and open System Preferences.
  2. From there, click on Users & Groups. This setting allows users to set custom Mac profiles for themselves. Therefore, most of the user-customizable options are located here. However, you will be aiming for Login Items, since the main goal is to disable startup on Discord.
  3. Click on the padlock at the bottom left and enter your password. You have the option to hide such applications from your view during login or you can simply remove them from the list.
  4. Finally, select Discord and click on the “-” sign to remove the application from the list.

Once done, you need to click the padlock again and you’re good to go. Discord won’t be popping up on startup anymore. Consequently, you can disable any application from launching on startup by using this method. 

With that said, you can choose customized settings for different users. For example, User A might have Discord startup disabled while it might still show up for User B. Therefore, make sure to make the changes for every user if you want this option disabled for everyone. 

How To Disable Startup Launch On Windows

Fortunately, disabling startup applications on Windows is rather simple and can be done in a matter of seconds. Much like MacOS, this option needs to be configured for every user as well. With that being said, here is how to disable Discord launching on startup for Windows:

  1. From the Start Menu, open the Discord application and click on User Settings.
  1. Scroll down on the left until you find Windows Settings.
  1. Disable the Open Discord option and you’re good to go!

Once you’ve followed the mentioned steps, try restarting your computer to make sure if everything is working properly or not. The Windows Settings menu can also allow you to let Discord boot up as a minimized window instead of an annoying popup. 

Feel free to enable it if you don’t want to open Discord manually after every restart. 

How To Solve Discord Force-Opening On Startup Issue  

If you have been using Discord on Windows, chances are that you’re already aware of the ongoing bugs and inconsistencies in the features that come with it. While the experience is intended to be seamless, there is a chance of Discord still opening even after you’ve disabled the option. 

Luckily, the following steps can aid you in resolving the said issue:

  1. Open the search bar and type Task Manager to open the application. Alternatively, you can also hit CTRL + ALT + DEL and select Task Manager from there.
  2. Head to the Startup tab and locate Discord.
  3. From there, simply right-click and choose Disable.

Once you’re done, restart your computer to make sure that the changes have taken effect. If not, then a complete reinstall of Discord might be necessary. 

Why is Discord So Buggy?

The most common reason is due to conflicts between the software and operating system. As we know, Discord is a multi-platform program that enables its users to chat, stream and create servers that lets users connect with each other. 

Being so expansive often comes with the cost of mismanagement that causes random issues to pass through the quality assurance. Needless to say, Discord is updated on a regular basis. Therefore, most of such bugs are removed in the succeeding patch. 

However, facing an issue that spans multiple updates should warrant an immediate bug report. This can be done by accessing the Discord customer service portal. This is a long process and it can take a while before the issue gets resolved.

Wrapping Up

All in all, that is all you need to know in order to disable Discord from automatically launching upon startup. Doing so is a good way to optimize your PC’s performance as well as remove any unnecessary applications from consuming precious system resources. With that said, let us know about your experiences of dealing with Discord startup issues in the comments below!

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