If you're a gamer, you're likely familiar with Steam, the popular gaming platform developed by Valve Corporation. While Steam offers many benefits, you may not always want it to start automatically when you turn on your computer. If you want to stop Steam from opening on startup, whether to reduce system resources or simply to have more control over when it runs, here's a step-by-step guide on how to stop steam from opening on startup.
Method 1: Using Steam's Built-In Setting
Steam provides an option to control whether it starts on system boot. Here's how to use it:
Open Steam: Launch the Steam application on your computer.
Access Steam's Settings:
On Windows: Click on "Steam" in the top-left corner, then choose "Settings."
On macOS: Click on "Steam" in the menu bar, then select "Preferences."
In-Game: In the left sidebar, click on the "In-Game" tab.