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Browsers starting automatically

Browsers starting automatically

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Since the last W10 update, if I don't shutdown Chrome, Edge or Firefox before shutting down the machine, when I start up again, it automatically loads these browsers with all the pages I was last on. This gets annoying, especially if I go to a place with a slow connection - it takes forever to get to a state where I can use the machine.

I am probably using the wrong search keys - all I am getting is how to add/remove items from automatic startup. These aren't in auto startup - they are just starting up automatically.

Is there any way of stopping this behaviour?

RE: Browsers starting automatically

I'm sure this is a dumb question, but you are using Shutdown and not Standby/Sleep/Hybernate, right? To me, that sounds like a hibernation rather than shutdown.

One way to check without the start menu just in case:

1. Make sure one of the browsers is open
2. Open a CMD prompt
3. type shutdown -s -t 0 in the CMD prompt and press [Enter]
4. After computer shuts off, power it back up
5. See whether that browser indeed comes back or not.


"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57

RE: Browsers starting automatically

Ha, my wife told me this happened to her the other day with Firefox. And she did a restart....

RE: Browsers starting automatically

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According to a Microsoft Support engineer on answers.microsoft.com this is the expected behaviour in the Fall Creator's update, specifically:

Quote (Microsoft Support)


Old behavior:
  • When you shut down your PC, all apps are closed
  • After reboot/restart, you have to re-open any app you'd like to use
New behavior:
  • When shutting down your PC, any open apps are "bookmarked" (for lack of a better word)
  • After reboot/restart, these apps will re-open automatically
If you want to start with no apps open (other than those set to auto-start via Task Manager/Start), you'll need to ensure all apps are closed before shutting down or restarting the PC.

Clearly this is far from ideal, but there seems to be no configuration option to alter this behaviour. One workaround is to launch a commandline (or shortcut) shutdown or restart:
shutdown.exe /s /t 0
shutdown.exe /r /t 0


RE: Browsers starting automatically

I forgot I read about that at one point, but apparently forgot. tongue

"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57

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