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
- Launch Chrome if it isn't running already, or hasn't been set to stay on your Dock.
- Right click on the Chrome icon on your Dock.
- Hover over the Options menu in the popup.
- Uncheck the option to Open at Login.
Note: These same steps will also work for any other app you want to prevent opening at login.
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