Off on Startup / Win 7

  • Is there an option to not have Flux on at startup ?
    Windows 7.


  • No, but you can make a simple change to the Registry to get it to stop starting with Windows. The only negative aspect of this method is that you have to do it every single time f.lux is updated. However, you can create Favorites in Registry Editor so that you can always go straight to the key when you need to.

    If you're up to doing this, then here's what you do:

    1. Open Registry Editor. You can open it by opening the Start Menu and typing Registry Editor or Regedit
    2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    3. In the right-hand pane, delete the sub-key named "f.lux.exe"

    After you do this, f.lux won't start with Windows unless f.lux gets updated - or if you uninstall f.lux and install it again. This is because the f.lux installer always puts this key into the Registry.

  • You can also use Autoruns, which is built into Windows 8 and later:

    (We have not added UI for this because Task Manager seems to be the right way to do it in newer Windows versions.)

  • @TwoCables
    Thanks. This worked great.

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