Webex Meeting: Disabling Auto-Start Functionality

By default, the Webex Meetings installer sets up the application to start on login. This documentation will highlight how to disable this functionality on both Mac and Windows operating systems.

Windows OS (Logged In):
To disable Cisco Webex Meetings from starting up on Windows OS with logging into the application, follow the steps below.
  1. Search for and open "Cisco Webex Meetings".
  2. Locate the cog wheel at the top right of the window and select "Preferences".
    Webex Meetings Main View
  3. Under the "General" tab, deselect "Start Cisco Webex Meetings desktop app when Windows starts".
    Webex Meetings Settings View
Mac OS (Logged In):
To disable Cisco Webex Meetings from starting up on Mac OS with logging into the application, follow the steps below.
  1. Search for and open "Cisco Webex Meetings".
  2. Locate "Cisco Webex Meetings" near the apple icon at the top left of your screen and select "Preferences...".
    Webex Meetings Main View
  3. Under the "General" tab, deselect "Start Cisco Webex Meetings desktop app when my computer starts".
    Webex Meetings Settings View

Windows OS (Not Logged In):
To disable Cisco Webex Meetings from starting up on Windows OS without logging into the application, follow the below steps. Please note that administrative rights are required to perform these steps. If you do not have administrative rights, contact your local IT for help with making these changes.
  1. Search for and open "Task Manager" with administrative rights. (Right click and select "Run as administrator")
  2. Expand the Task Manager window by selecting "More details"
    Task Manager Compressed View
  3. Navigate to the "Startup" tab.
    Task Manager Startup View
  4. Locate "Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop App" and select it.
  5. Select "Disable on the bottom right hand corner of the Task Manager window.
Mac OS (Not Logged In):
To disable Cisco Webex Meetings from starting up on Mac OS without logging into the application, follow the below steps. Please note that administrative rights may be required to perform these steps. If you do not have administrative rights, contact your local IT for help with making these changes.
  1. On your Mac, locate the Apple icon in the top left and select it followed by "System Preferences..."
  2. Once in the System Preferences view, locate and select "Users & Groups"
    System Preferences Main View
  3. Once in the Users & Groups menu, ensure that the proper user is select and switch to the "Login Items" view
    System Preferences User Login Items View
  4. On the Login Items page, either select and remove the "Webex Meetings" application using the minus symbol or hide the application by selecting the checkbox
    1. Please note that to perform any of these actions, you may be required to unlock the window / settings via the lock icon in the bottom left of the system preferences window. You will required administrative access over your system to perform this.




Keywords:webex, webex meetings, cisco, auto, start, login, mac, windows, startup, meetings   Doc ID:89157
Owner:Keevan B.Group:Cisco Webex
Created:2019-01-17 16:20 CDTUpdated:2021-01-11 15:20 CDT
Sites:Cisco Webex, DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store
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