How to Enable or Disable Startup App Notifications in Windows 11

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The article provides a guide on how to enable or disable startup app notifications in Windows 11. These notifications alert users when a new app registers itself to run at startup. While integrated apps, such as Microsoft Defender Antivirus, automatically run at system startup, user-installed apps depend on user permissions. The article also offers instructions…

This article describes how to turn on or off Startup App Notification in Windows 11.

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

Microsoft Defender Antivirus and other security applications are typically designed to run at system startup. Applications that users install 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 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 registers 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 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. Everything can be done, from system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows 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, 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 automatically, Windows will notify when an application is added to start with the System.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable startup app notifications in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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