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

Windows OS (Not Logged In):
To disable Webex Meetings Desktop App 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. Navigate to the "Startup" tab.
  3. Locate "Webex Meetings Desktop App" and select it.
  4. Select "Disable on the bottom right hand corner of the Task Manager window.
Mac OS (Not Logged In):
To disable Webex Meetings Desktop App from starting up on Mac OS without logging into the application, please follow the Apple documentation on user login items.



Keywords:webex, webex meetings,cisco, auto, start, login, mac, windows   Doc ID:89157
Owner:Keevan B.Group:Cisco Webex
Created:2019-01-17 15:20 CSTUpdated:2019-01-23 10:22 CST
Sites:Cisco Webex, DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store
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