Taking control of troublesome startup apps

By Keely Dolan

Programs that automatically start up when you boot Windows can be time savers. But they can also be a pain in the neck.

That’s often the case with programs that automatically install themselves as startup apps and that offer no obvious means of removal.

Lounge member Haskel Levi laments Skype’s automatic startup in his thread, “Skype and other programs open at startup.” That initiated several posts on how to control Skype and other irritating startup apps. More»

The following links are this week’s most-interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions that you may be able to provide responses to:

☼ starred posts — particularly useful

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