Automatic launching of apps when you start your computer can be annoying because you do not always start your computer for the same reason every time. By default steam also has a default setting by which it opens itself when you start your computer.
Maybe the automatic opening of steam is disturbing or unnecessary and your time gets wasted closing steam every time you start your computer.
Luckily you can turn this setting off on your PC and get rid of steam launching at startup.
To stop steam from opening itself automatically
Go to Settings option from Steam Menu
The first step is to open the steam app, now from the topmost menu go to “Steam” and a drop-down list will appear select “settings” option
Go to Interface From the Side Menu
Once you click settings a new window will open, now look for the interface option in the left sidebar.
Uncheck “Run Steam When My Computer Starts”
You will see various options there now look for or “ Run Steam when my computer starts” make sure to uncheck the option and lastly click on “ok ” to save the settings. Now you are good to go and Steam will not open itself when you start your computer.
Using Task Manager To Stop Steam on Startup
If you are a Windows 10 user you can also use the task manager to stop steam from starting automatically. To do so
- Go to Start Menu and search for Task Manager
- Now move to Startup section from the top menu
- Look for Steam in the list of apps
- Right Click on Steam and select the Disable option
For Mac Users
Macs also provide an easy way to handle apps that will start upon boot.
- Firstly open system preferences
- Now click on the Users & Groups icon
- Find and go to your user account
- Now from the list under Login Items look for Steam and click on the minus button beside it to remove it from starting up.
Also Read: Refund of a game in steam is possible
Gourang Parekh is the founder of serinose, who is a gamer, aspiring actor, and a former e-sports organizer and a tech savvy. He is also a big fan of Cricket and his favorite batsman is Rohit Sharma.