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I don't really need for Paint.Net to automatically start every time I boot up my PC... any way to disable this?

Let me also take the chance to say that this is an incredibly useful tool, I think even more so than Photoshop (overly complicated, eats up RAM). Straightforward and with an ergonomic interface, most definitely a keeper!:)

anyway thanks, if anyone could help with my question

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Maybe you should ask whomever added Paint.NET to your startup applications? Or maybe it accidentally got added to the "Startup" programs group in the Start menu? Paint.NET doesn't do anything like that, it would have to be done by someone/something else.

Moving this to Troubleshooting.

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Huh.... well uh, I'm not sure how to answer that. Mine does do that, and I don't think it was altered in any way (I wouldn't even know how to do that!).

I'll try to reinstall the whole thing and see if it clears up. Thanks.

On a related note, before making this topic I checked the registry to see if it was a run on startup application and it wasn't. So I don't get why it would be doing that.

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Rick is saying that Paint.NET does not install itself in this way. He's right.

Someone (or something) has inadvertently flagged the application to start each time you boot. Paint.NET did not do it.

BTW: It is not necessary to poke around in the registry to find which programs are automatically loading. You can use msconfig as this page indicates: https://kb.wisc.edu/...age.php?id=1688

If there is nothing there, you may have to look in the startup folder: http://www.real-knowledge.com/startupf.htm

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There's also just a folder in the Start menu's list of "All Programs" called ... Startup.

Yeah, it was this... orz

I am an idiot and I apologize x_x

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Rep'd because he admitted he was wrong and apologized. No real need to call yourself an idiot, though. :) [no edit, just commenting on my repping]
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No need to apologize. We accept all users on this forum as equals :D

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Hey, I'm just thrilled you admitted you were wrong. Very few people do that. +1 point to you in my book. Actually...

There you go. Rep'd.


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