I would like to know why slack windows 10 desktop app does not seem to use the "Launch app on login" settings. I set it to checked but it still does not auto run the application.

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I even added it manually to the Windows startup folder but it still does not work.

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Any ideas? other settings?


There seems to be no answer from public so I asked the Slask support desk and here is the response.

Sorry for the troubles with that Launch On Login setting! This is sadly a known bug that the Windows engineers are working on at the moment.

I don't have an ETA to give on when the bug might be resolved, but I have attached this ticket to our internal bug tracker for you. As soon as I hear of any news or updates, I will let you know right away!

Since this is not the answer, I will wait if others have workaround for this. If not, I will close the question in a week.

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    They must have some awful "Windows engineers", this option still keeps failing me... – Igor Jerosimić Jan 31 '20 at 8:05

More a workaround than a true fix: You can right click Slack and "Pin to Taskbar". That makes it easier until "Launch on Startup" gets fixed.

If you want more of a true fix now, and are a bit tech savvy, you could follow one of the methods suggested here to add a shortcut to the program to one of the startup folders. https://tunecomp.net/add-program-to-startup-windows-10/

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    Not sure why yourI already did the one suggested on the link and it does not run the shortcut during startup. But thank you for the effor. – Nassign Jul 12 '19 at 2:37
  • Do you happend to know where the .exe file of slack is located on windows 10? – Kevin Südmersen Nov 13 '20 at 15:10

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