Set Browers and Windows to reopen Apps on Startup


You walk into your office, sit down in your chair, and turn on your computer. It boots up and you start working on your project for the day. Halfway through, you get a phone call and have to step away for a few minutes. When you come back, you have to reopen the app you were working on, find your spot, and continue from where you left off. Wouldn’t it be nice if your computer automatically opened the apps for you? This guide will show you how to Set Browers and Windows to reopen Apps on Startup (enabling automatic restart apps after signing in for your account in Windows 11) and have browser apps automatically opened in specified URLs.

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Benefits of Automatically Reopening Apps

When you start up your computer, do you want to have to open all of your apps yourself? Do you have time for that? Probably not. That’s where setting up your windows to automatically reopen apps comes in handy.

There are a few benefits to automatically reopening apps:

  • It saves you time. No more opening each app one by one.
  • It keeps you organized. Your windows will open in the same places every time, so you’ll always know where everything is.
  • It prevents distractions. Having all of your apps open at once can be overwhelming and distracting. Splitting them up into smaller batches throughout the day can help you stay focused on the task at hand.

What Apps Can Be Automatically Reopened

There are a few basic apps that are usually good to have open automatically after startup. Your web browser, email client, and office suite are a few of the most common ones. However, you may have other apps that you want to have open automatically as well.

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To set up your computer to automatically reopen apps after startup, you’ll need to do a couple of things. First, you’ll need to make sure that the app is installed on your computer.

Then, you’ll need to find the shortcut for the app and add it to the list of apps that Windows will reopen after startup. Here are some other steps to achieve this. Like learning to do something the hard way :). In this link, you will learn how to achieve this in another faction!

- Open up the app that you want to have open automatically after startup.
- In the top left corner of the window, click on the File menu and select "Save As."
- In the Save As dialog box, select "Desktop" in the Save In drop-down list and then click on "Save."
- Rename the shortcut by adding "-Auto" to the end of the file name and then click on "Save."
- Close out of the app.
- Go to your desktop and double-click on the shortcut that you just created.
- In the Properties dialog box, click on the "Shortcut" tab and then click on the "Target" field.
- Add "-AutoRun" after "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\EXCEL.EXE," and then click on "OK."
- Click on "Apply" and then click on "OK.

Tips for Optimizing Battery Life and Performance

When setting up your computer to automatically reopen apps, there are two key things to keep in mind: battery life and system performance.

  • First and foremost, you should limit the number of apps that are set to reopen at startup. Too many running apps can cause your computer to drain its battery faster, overheat, and overall slow down.
  • Second, you should make sure that the settings of the apps that are increasing their opening time are set properly. For example, if you have a web browser that is set to open specific tabs at startup, make sure that they don’t have too many tabs or heavy graphics loading up at once.

    This will reduce unnecessary strain on your computer’s resources that can affect its performance.

How to Enable or Disable Automatically save my restartable apps when I sign out and restart them after I sign in

Starting with at least Windows 10 build 18963, you can have Windows automatically save your restartable apps when you sign out, restart the computer, or shut down the computer and restart them after your sign-in.

Please see how to enable or disable Automatically Restart Apps after Sign In in Settings. Open Settings, click on accounts, and then on Sign-in options in Windows 11.

Kindly enable the “Automatically save my restartable apps when I sign out and restart them after I sign in” by toggling the associated button.


Below is the Windows Registry key to enable or disable Automatically Restart Apps after Sign-in. When the DWORD “RestartApps” is not available, please create it and set the DWORD value as follows: “0 = Off or 1 = On”.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

With this setting enabled, your operating system will automatically reopen any apps that were previously open when you logged out or restarted your computer.

How to Tweak the Settings for Different Apps

To make the app startup process even smoother, you can tweak a few settings for each one. For example, let’s say you want to have your web browser open a specific page when it starts up.

For Chrome, go to the “Startup Pages” section in the browser’s settings and enter the URL for the website you want to open.

The same goes for Firefox. click on the Application menu, and then on General > Home and set your new Tabs, Homepage and Windows. homepage URL.


For Edge, this can be done from the following link below


In Windows 10, you can also set apps to run at startup—just go to Settings > Apps > Startup and toggle on the programs you want to auto-start with your OS. To disable an app running at startup, just toggle off its switch.

That’s it! Now all that’s left is to sit back and enjoy all the time you’ve saved by letting Windows do some of your work for you.

Here is a YouTube video on how to automatically reopen Windows Apps and Folders upon Startup.


When you start your computer, you probably want to get right to work. You don’t want to have to spend time opening your apps one by one. Windows provides an easy way to have your apps open automatically after startup.

All you have to do is create a shortcut to the app and add it to the Startup folder. This folder is located in the Windows system folder. We’ll show you how to find it and add the shortcut.

Once you’ve added the shortcut, your app will open automatically every time you start your computer.

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