The article provides instructions on how to enable or disable the “Launch on login” setting in the Google Drive app on Windows 11. This setting dictates whether Google Drive starts automatically when you sign in to your computer. If this setting is off, users must manually launch Google Drive to use it. This can help conserve system resources and improve performance, especially for infrequent users. For regular users, having it launch at login can save time and effort.
This article explains how to turn “Launch on login” on or off in the Google Drive app on Windows 11.
Google Drive is a cloud storage and file synchronization service developed by Google. It allows users to store and share files in the cloud, synchronize files across devices, and collaborate with others in real time.
When you install the Google Drive app on your Windows computer, it is set up to launch in the background when you sign into your computer automatically. If you do not want Google Drive starting its background services every time you sign on, you can turn it off.
Enabling or disabling the Google Drive app to launch at login on your Windows computer can help you manage system resources and startup time. If you do not use the app frequently, disabling it from launching at login might be best to conserve resources and improve system performance.
On the other hand, if you use the app often and want it readily available, enabling it to launch at login can save you time and effort.
Turn “Launch Google Drive when you login to your computer” on or off
As mentioned above, Google Drive automatically launches in the background when you login to your computer. This happens so that synchronization can occur in real-time. If you don’t want the Google Drive app launching at login, you can turn it off.
Howerver, you must launch the app and its background services every time you want to use it.
Here’s how to do that.
First, open the Google Drive flyout window from the notification area. You can do that by clicking the Taskbar overflow and selecting the Google Drive icon to open its flyout window.
When the flyout opens, select the Settings (gear) at the top of the screen and click Preferences.
On the Preferences page, select the Setting gear at the top right to open the Settings page.
On the Settings page, under “Launch on login,” check the box next to the line that reads “Launch Google Drive when you login to your computer” to turn it on.
To disable it, uncheck the box.
If checked, Google Drive background services will automatically launch on login. If unchecked, the services will not automatically launch on login.
You must manually open the app to use it.
That should do it!
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