How to Enable or Disable Startup App Notification in Windows 11

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This article describes steps one can take to turn on or off Startup App Notification in Windows 11.

There are two types of AutoStart applications in Windows: Those that are built and integrated into Windows that run automatically during system startup, and those that are not.

Microsoft Defender Antivirus and other security applications are typically designed to run at system startup. Applications that users installed are optional startup apps and it’s up to the user to allow or deny these apps to run at startup time.

Windows 11 has a feature that may notify users whenever a new app registers itself to run at startup. This feature is turned off or disabled by default.

If you want to be notified if an application register itself to run at startup, the steps below will show you how to do that.

If you are receiving notifications of apps that run at startup and you want to disable them, you can also use the steps below to turn them off.

How to turn on or off startup app notifications in Windows 11

As described above, Windows 11 has a feature that may notify users whenever a new app registers itself to run at startup. This feature is turned off or disabled by default.

Below is how to enable or disable it.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + I shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 new settings button
windows 11 new settings button

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In the Windows Settings app, click System on the left.

windows 11 system in settings app
Windows 11 system in the settings app

On the right, select the Notifications tile to expand.

windows 11 system notifications tile
windows 11 system notifications tile

On the System -> Notifications settings pane, under Notifications from apps and other senders, toggle the button on the Startup App Notification to the On position to enable.

To disable, simply toggle the button back to the Off position which is the default.

windows 11 startup app notification tile
Windows 11 startup app notification tile

If enabled, Windows will display a notification whenever an application is added to automatically startup with the system.

That should do it!

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