Windows 10: Excel Automatically Starts Upon Login After Using

  1. ericnixmd's Avatar
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       11 Jul 2018 #1

    Excel Automatically Starts Upon Login After Using


    I rarely use Excel. However, our resident schedule is published in spreadsheet format. If I open it with Excel and later close/exit the Excel app, Excel will automatically start when I restart my computer or shut down/start again.

    I'm not sure if there is some remnant of the program that is hanging around. Has anyone experienced this?
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  2.    11 Jul 2018 #2

    ericnixmd said: View Post
    I rarely use Excel. However, our resident schedule is published in spreadsheet format. If I open it with Excel and later close/exit the Excel app, Excel will automatically start when I restart my computer or shut down/start again.

    I'm not sure if there is some remnant of the program that is hanging around. Has anyone experienced this?
    Next time you close an Excel file you could open Task Manager and see if Excel is still running. Sometimes when I open an Excel file an empty Excel file opens behind the active window and when I close the file the second Excel window remains on the desktop.
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  3.    11 Jul 2018 #3

    This was a bug with word in the MS Fall update. First I've heard of XL exhibiting the same auto open on log IN
    What version of Windows are you running. @SoFine409 gives good advice to stop the behavior. You could also check Task Manager > Start Up tab and see if there's an entry for XL to automatically open on Start.
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  4. ericnixmd's Avatar
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       16 Aug 2018 #4

    I checked the task manager and didn't find any occurrence of Excel.

    I'm running 1803 (build 17134.228).

    How can I report this to Microsoft? Is there an Office specific bug reporting site, or should I use the feedback hub app?
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  5. davidhk's Avatar
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    windows 10 Home threshold2
       16 Aug 2018 #5

    ericnixmd said: View Post
    I rarely use Excel. However, our resident schedule is published in spreadsheet format. If I open it with Excel and later close/exit the Excel app, Excel will automatically start when I restart my computer or shut down/start again.

    I'm not sure if there is some remnant of the program that is hanging around. Has anyone experienced this?
    My problem is not Office related, but there is certain similarity between yours and mine.
    My issue is that each time when I restart my computer either from Sleep or from Shut Down, the last program that is opened before will open automatically.
    I have resigned to live with it, but it is annoying.
    I apologize if my post is irrelevant.
    ( Win 10 Home ver 1803 build 17134.228 )
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  6. Wynona's Avatar
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       24 Aug 2018 #6

    ericnixmd said: View Post
    I checked the task manager and didn't find any occurrence of Excel.

    I'm running 1803 (build 17134.228).

    How can I report this to Microsoft? Is there an Office specific bug reporting site, or should I use the feedback hub app?
    Right click on the taskbar>Task Manager>Startup and see if Excel is listed. If it is, click on it to highlight, then click Disable at the bottom of the window.
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  7. Wynona's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Skip Ahead Preview Build 18219
       24 Aug 2018 #7

    davidhk said: View Post
    My problem is not Office related, but there is certain similarity between yours and mine.
    My issue is that each time when I restart my computer either from Sleep or from Shut Down, the last program that is opened before will open automatically.
    I have resigned to live with it, but it is annoying.
    I apologize if my post is irrelevant.
    ( Win 10 Home ver 1803 build 17134.228 )
    David, the same thing I proposed to Eric may help you . . .

    Right click on the taskbar>Task Manager>Startup and see what's listed. If there's something related to your problem, click on it to highlight, then click Disable at the bottom of the window.
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  8. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       24 Aug 2018 #8

    davidhk said: View Post
    My problem is not Office related, but there is certain similarity between yours and mine.
    My issue is that each time when I restart my computer either from Sleep or from Shut Down, the last program that is opened before will open automatically.
    There was a new feature introduced by MS (without any publicity or even documentation) in the Fall Creators Update (1709) which will reopen many types of app (but not all) if they were left open when you last shut down. Apps that can be reopened include MS Office, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Wordpad and Task Manager. Apps that can't reopen include Edge, Firefox and Notepad.
    on a restart Fall Creators Update reopens apps from before

    This 'feature' was overwhelmingly condemned by users (once they'd worked out what was happening) mainly as there was no way to turn it off. For 1803 (and retro-fitted to 1709 in a cumulative update) there now is...

    on a restart Fall Creators Update reopens apps from before - post #222
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