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    Scorch

    i had no problem with it starting on launch i just had the problem of it auto joining the last server you were on... this made for some very awkward situations

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    Cilantrelle

    @Scorch If you're referring to voice channels, just make sure you disconnect from the voice channel before you close your client.

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    ninjase

    Wow, this is inexcusably bad UI/UX. There is absolutely no reason to not put it in the settings menu within the app itself, which is where I and I'm sure 99.999% of everyone else scoured over looking for it only to come up empty and find a google search result that lead them to this post.

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    thunderbolt30272

    u should probably say that discord needs to be open for it to be in the folder you said it was in

     

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    -Crannel-

    Thanks! I'm pretty bad with computer stuff. -.-

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    Andrenaline

    Why is this not this option also availabel in the settings section from the app itself as well? it makes absolutely no sense.

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    Learko

    Discord does not show up in my system tray

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    doopsha

    Terrible design, why would there not be a way to disable this program from starting at boot. I tried this out to speak with friends and it much more of a marketed product than functional chat client. Mumble FTW

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    光 R4PH 光 [Raphael]

    I have the opposite problem: My Discord doesn´t autostart although I ticked the Autostart option in the tray. I also looked in the task manager, but there is no Discord process :(

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    Cilantrelle

    @Raphle that's certainly odd. Did it install normally? Are you able to run it normally?

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    herzbube (30)

    I'm on Windows 10. In Task Manager > Autostart I have another lingering Discord entry that I can only deactivate, but not remove. The entry references the executable C:\ProgramData\SquirrelMachineInstalls\Discord.exe. I'm not sure how the entry came into existence, I certainly didn't put it there manually. It may have something to do with my updating Discord from an unprivileged account.

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    Yammo

    Sigh... nearly EVERY setting was contrary to what the default should have been.

    But, hey... why hire an interface designer when you think you can do it yourselves.

     

    I have no idea why this pile of junk became popular...  >.<

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    Private Bob

    Yea uh dumb place to put that option. I know its already been said like 42 times here but maybe if it was 420 times it would make a difference. So, yea, actual setting maybe? You would think that the option being the only thing you do in that menu other then closing the tray would be a hint. This is the kind of weaselly shit that shady software developers do. Oh wait wait lets put our app on the tray but then make our own notification system so you never look at the tray anymore. Boo, to this one setting. The voice activation ant idea for my mic maybe, but overall I really like Discord. It surprised me to find an intentional anti user friendly component to the software.

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    Renigami

    So as much appreciative as this is a taskbar icon setting, Why is this not also in the User Settings of your UI as well?

    Some users, aren't as keen to navigate to a SMALL taskbar icon nor will wish to do right click maneuvers with other periphery (touch included) at times and would like the option directly as part of well USER SETTINGS.

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    Maizing

    Can we get an option to close Discord when we click the "X" instead of minimizing it to the taskbar?

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    Mugros

    The way it is handled now is intentional bad UI design to push the app into the running system.
    The option is not in the settings and is instead hidden in a place most people won't look for it.
    The option resets to the intruding default setting of ON if you update the app.
    The installer doesn't ask if the program should autostart with Windows.

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    bawboc

    Glad I finally read this.  I was in the habit of just uninstalling discord after every raid.  This option should be in the basic setting menu of the app and not hidden in the tray where most users never look -> that's just good software engineering.

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    O algorythm
    1. By default do not place it in startup
    2. Place the option in the settings, not right-clicking the icon - you can leave it there as well, but make sure its in the settings, as thats where everybody will look
    3. Take the fucking push-to-talk sounds OFF by default. Silly people want to use it, fine, let them go to settings and set it, but DONT make that a default setting as well!

      You need a usability engineer. REALLY YOU DO.
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    vanilliamunch

    This has really helped!

    Thanks soooo much ;)

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    iceknight (Edited )

    Putting Discord on system startup by default without asking is already disrespectful. Failing to put a button to disable it inside the app's user interface only makes it look worse.

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    ivar418

    my autostart is not checked, still its autostarts. what do I do?

     

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    Maizing

    @ivar418

    Double check to be sure.  Mine recently changed settings and I had to go back and uncheck it again.  I really wish they would put that setting in the control panel with the other settings (and have it off by default).  You even have to go into the task bar to turn it off completely when you shut it down.

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    MacAllister

    Any video/audio collection program should never be run at start up, especially in this day of age. Makes it a prime hackable target with no way to shut it down. I had to uninstall it to be sure this program wasn't getting into anything else. Until they can fix this, I would suggest keeping the app off your computer.

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    APKKRIEZ

    This is good. Really simple. It makes sense to put it in settings but I'm not going to up vote it or anything because I know how to do it, its not that hard and, frankly, I also cant be bothered. Loving my first few experiences with Discord though.

     

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    Alfugetti

    Did this feel extremely cynical to anyone else?

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    UnitG2

    Simple is to have the autostart setting in... Settings? Client expectations and familiarity are an advantage IF you leverage it you silly twats.

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    AveryCloseCall

    It's silly you can't set this setting from inside Settings. I have so many problems with the UX.

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    MORaeDEV

    somehow it launches discord twice when i use that setting.

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    Sirius

    The fact that you had to post a knowledge base article on this shows that your app has horrible interface design.

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    Sirius

    Sorry, I should have said "shady business practices" not merely "horrible interface design"

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