View and Control Windows Startup Apps Using Settings

By | June 16, 2021
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View and Control Windows Startup Apps Using Settings

Most of you already know you can view startup apps and programs in Windows 10 using Task Manager. Just open Task Manager and click the Startup tab.

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But Windows 10 gives you another, easier way to view and control your startup apps via the Settings app. 

Here’s how to open the Settings app and go directly to the Startup page.

Type STARTUP in taskbar search and press Enter when you see “Startup apps” appear in the search results.

The Startup page show apps and programs that load with Windows 10. Each program that is starting with Windows 10, has a toggle button next to it and it will be in the “On” position. For some apps, Windows will show an impact statement. Low impact means it doesn’t have much impact on Windows startup; high impact means it has a significant impact on your Windows 10 startup. You’ll also see that the impact of some apps and programs is not measured.

If you want to stop a program or an app from starting with Windows, toggle the switch next to it to the “Off” position.

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You can also sort your apps and programs by name, status, or startup impact. In the upper-right corner of the Startup Apps, you’ll see “Sort by:” By default, Startup apps will be sorted by name. But you can also sort them by status (on/off) or by startup impact.

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And that’s how you control startup apps and programs using the Windows 10 Settings app.

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