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Prevent Spotify from opening on login (Mac)

  • by Zach (143)
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Spotify opens by default when you start up macOS. Oddly enough, the standard Mac mechanism for right clicking the icon and unchecking "Options > Open at Login" doesn't work here.

This guide will show you how to disable this functionality once and for all so that Spotify has to be opened manually on boot.


Open Spotify Preferences

With Spotify open, navigate to Spotify > Preferences.


Open Advanced Settings

Scroll down and click the Show Advanced Settings button.


Disable Spotify auto-start

Under the Startup and Window Behaviour heading, change the Open Spotify automatically after you log into the computer dropdown to No.

You're all done!