How To Stop Slack From Opening On Startup

If you are experiencing the problem of Slack automatically opening when you start your computer, you are not alone. This can be a frustrating issue, particularly if you prefer to streamline the startup process or limit the number of applications that open automatically. In this blog post, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to stop Slack from launching on startup.

On Windows

Here’s how you can disable Slack from opening on startup if you’re using a Windows operating system:

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys together to open the Task Manager.
  2. Click the Startup tab.
  3. Find Slack on the list of startup applications.
  4. Right-click on Slack and select Disable.

On macOS

If you’re a macOS user, you can follow these steps to prevent Slack from launching at startup:

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of the screen and select System Preferences.
  2. Click on Users & Groups.
  3. Select your account from the list on the left.
  4. Click the Login Items tab.
  5. Find Slack on the list and click the button below the list to remove it.

From Slack App

You can also stop Slack from opening on startup directly from the Slack application itself. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Slack application.
  2. Click on your workspace name in the top left corner, then select Preferences.
  3. In the Preferences window, go to the Advanced tab.
  4. Under the section named When I open Slack, uncheck the checkbox that says Launch app on login.
  5. Close the Preferences window to save your changes.

We hope this article was helpful in assisting you to configure your Slack settings to suit your preferences. By following these steps, you will successfully be able to stop Slack from auto-launching on startup.