How to stop Discord from opening on startup

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Discord, the popular communication platform, is often set to automatically launch when you start up your Mac. This default behavior ensures that you’ll always be in touch and ready to chat with friends or communities. For some users, however, having Discord open at startup can be an inconvenience and a drain on resources. Fortunately, there are ways to disable this auto-start feature and gain more control over your Mac’s startup process. In this article, we’ll explore methods to prevent Discord from launching on startup, allowing you to customize your experience and optimize system performance.

How to stop Discord from opening automatically

By following these instructions, you can prevent Discord opening automatically on startup.

Preventing Discord from opening on startup using CleanMyMac X

CleanMyMac X is an excellent tool for keeping your Mac running smoothly and efficiently. One of the many features it provides is the ability to manage your Mac’s startup or login items. 

Follow the steps below to disable Discord auto launch fast and easily:

  1. Open CleanMyMac X on your Mac
  2. On the left side of the window, click Optimization > View All Items
  3. Check the box next to Login Items
  4. Then check Discord and uncheck other items you don’t want to get rid of
  5. Click Remove.

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Disable Discord auto startup using System Preferences on macOS Ventura

You can also disable Discord auto launch and regain control over your startup process by going to System Settings on macOS Ventura. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to the Apple menu in the upper left corner of your screen and choose System Settings
  2. Then click General
  3. Under the General tab, you’ll find a section called Login Items.
  4. Locate Discord in the list of login items and click the “-” button below it to remove it.

manage Login Items with System Settings

How to stop Discord from opening on startup on macOS prior to Ventura

If you’re running an earlier macOS version, follow the instructions below to Disable Discord auto launch: 

  1. Go to the Apple menu and click System Preferences
  2. Open the Users & Groups or Accounts pane, depending on your macOS version
  3. Select your user account in the sidebar
  4. Navigate to the Login Items tab
  5. Then locate Discord in the list of login items and uncheck the box next to it.

    manage Login Items on Catalina

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