How to Make My VPN App Start when Windows Starts

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How to Make My VPN App Start when Windows Starts

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In the old days (pre Win10?) there was a thing called a Start Menu. IIRC, one could put a link (or shortcut?) to a program that one wanted to load and start when Windows was started. I didn't find that easily done in Win 10. My searching found a How-to-Geek article . I tried this without success.

Is this still possible? I want to start my VPN program when windows starts or restarts (so I don't have to remember to start it). If the WIndows-Key/r and shell:startup is the wrong approach, is there anything that I can do to make this happen?

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Bob, I don't know what VPN you use but check to see if it has a settings menu. My VPN gives me the option to launch at Windows start-up (or not) and to launch minimized (or not).
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Re: How to Make My VPN App Start when Windows Starts

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If you search for "startup", you should see a link to 'Startup Apps':
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Is it listed in there with an option to turn it on?
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I agree with Paul on this one. Every Windows VPN app that I have used included a settings menu option to auto-start with Windows.

What VPN app are you using?
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Leif wrote:
19 Jan 2021, 06:33
If you search for "startup", you should see a link to 'Startup Apps':

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Is it listed in there with an option to turn it on?
Hadn't come across this feature before. Thanks for pointing it out, Leif. My VPN is listed there.
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Re: How to Make My VPN App Start when Windows Starts

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Thank you, All!

My VPN is the Mozilla VPN. If it has settings, I couldn't find them.

Leif, the tip ( :thankyou: ) revealed that my VPN is in the startup menu. Now I have to figure out why it is not opening on restart.

Again, thanks to all!

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