How to Stop Discord from Opening on Startup
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How to Stop Discord from Opening on Startup

Rodrigo Ferreyra

This article is a tutorial about how to stop Discord from opening on startup. Discord app autostart is part of its default configuration in every OS. As such, disabling it, while being a fairly straightforward process, changes a bit depending on the system.

Step-by-Step Guide: How to stop Discord from opening on startup on Mac and Windows

First, let's see how to stop Discord from opening on startup on Mac (macOS):

  1. Right-click on the Discord app Dock icon
  2. Move the cursor to Options and uncheck Open at Login

You can also:

  1. Click on the Apple Menu
  2. Go to System Preferences
  3. Click on the Users & Groups icon
  4. Select your user on the left pane and next Login Items
  5. You will find the Discord app among your startup items
  6. Select its Hide checkbox to disable it

Now, let's take a look at how to stop Discord from opening on startup on Windows. There are two methods. The first one is available in every compatible Windows version:

  1. Open the Discord app
  2. Go to User Settings
  3. On the left pane, click on Windows settings
  4. Toggle off Open Discord

Note: This method also works on the Linux app. Instead of Windows settings, search for Linux settings.

Alternatively, Windows 8, 8.1, 10, and 11 Task Manager can also disable Discord autostart:

  1. Open Task Manager
  2. Click on the Start-up tab (Task Manager could open in its shortened version in which the Start-up tab is hidden. To see its full version click on More details in the bottom left corner)
  3. Look for the Discord app among the listed programs. If the list is too long, you can organize it with the help of the Name and Status columns
  4. Right-click on the Discord app and click on Disable

Note: In Windows 7, the startup programs are listed not in the Task Manager, but in System Configuration. You can find this program by typing "MSConfig" in the Start Menu.

Use Stack Browser to get the best experience from Discord

If you came here wondering how to stop Discord from opening on startup on Mac and Windows, there's yet an even better solution. It’s as simple as using the Discord web app in Stack Browser. Stack is a cutting-edge web browser different from any other, specially made for how we browse the web today.

The following are some of the Stack features that can help you capitalize on everything Discord has to offer.

A distinctive side-by-side layout

Unlike traditional browsers, Stack organizes web pages as cards instead of tabs. Cards are placed next to each other, favoring a comprehensive view of the pages in use. In the case of Discord, cards are perfect for keeping up with multiple conversations and servers.

Multi-accounting support

In Stack, you can simultaneously use as many Discord accounts as you want. Just toggle the Private Session option on a card and login into your other account. Your account sessions will not interfere with one another. Plus, contrary to incognito tabs, you can save your Private Session cards and keep your accounts logged in even after restarting the browser.

At the same time, you can group your cards into stacks. Use stacks to keep related cards together and customize your Discord experience to your liking.

All-purpose shortcuts

Of course, Stack wouldn't be complete without responsive shortcuts to change between cards (Alt+←, →) and stacks (Alt+↑, ↓). You can navigate through your Discord chats, servers, and accounts relying on your keyboard exclusively.

The best thing about Stack is that all the aforementioned features apply not only to Discord but to all your web apps and social media. If you want to know more about what Discord can do in Stack check out our article about cool Discord features.

Want to learn more about Stack? go ahead and request access to Stack Next straight away and be we'll get in touch when it’s ready to roll out!

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