Tired of Google Chrome launching every time you restart or log in to your Mac?

If Chrome is your browser of choice, it can be convenient. If you tried Chrome but switched back to Safari, like I recently did, it can be annoying. I still want to be able to use Chrome from time to time, but I don't want it opening on login or launching on startup. Luckily, there's a super simple way to get Chrome to stop launching automatically, and it only takes a few clicks!

How to stop Chrome from automatically opening at login

  1. Launch Chrome if it isn't running already, or hasn't been set to stay on your Dock.
  2. Right click on the Chrome icon on your Dock.
  3. Hover over the Options menu in the popup.
  4. Uncheck the option to Open at Login.

How to stop Google Chrome from automatically launching on your Mac

Note: These same steps will also work for any other app you want to prevent opening at login.