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How to disable Slack from starting automatically on Windows 10

If you use Slack, but it keeps reopening on startup, then use these steps to stop this behavior on Windows 10.

Slack disable startup on Windows 10

If you use Slack to communicate with colleagues when working from home or office, you probably already noticed that the app opens automatically after starting Windows 10.

Although it’s a convenient option, it’s not for everyone, and you can disable this behavior by changing the settings within the app or using the Settings app.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to stop the Slack app from running automatically on startup on Windows 10.

How to disable Slack auto-start using app

To prevent Slack from reopening at startup, use these steps:

  1. Open Slack.

  2. Click your profile menu from the top-left corner.

  3. Click the Preferences option.

  4. Click on Advanced.

  5. Under the “Other options” section, clear the Launch app on login option.

    Launch app on login option
    Launch app on login option

Once you complete the steps, Slack will no longer restart automatically upon login on Windows 10.

How to disable Slack auto-start using Settings

To stop Slack automatic start using Settings, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 10.

  2. Click on Apps.

  3. Click on Startup.

  4. Turn off the Slack toggle switch.

    Windows 10 startup disable Slack
    Windows 10 startup disable Slack

After you complete the steps, the communication app will stop launching at startup.