How to make your web browser open on startup on Windows 10

This tutorial will show you step by step how to make Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Brave, or another web browser open on startup on Windows 10.

Steps

1. Click on the Windows start menu button.

2. Right-click on the web browser's name > More > Open file location.

Open file location in Windows 10

3. Right-click on the web browser's shortcut and then click on Copy.

Copy web browser shortcut

4. Right-click on the Windows start menu button and then click on Run.

Open Run window in Windows 10

A “Run” window will open.

You can also press the [Windows] + [R] keyboard keys at the same time to open a “Run” window.

5. Type shell:startup in the “Run” window.

6. Click on the OK button or press the [Enter] keyboard key.

Open Startup folder in Windows 10

This command will open the Startup folder.

You can find the Startup folder here:

C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

7. Right-click in the Startup folder and then click on Paste to copy the web browser's shortcut into this folder.

Paste web browser shortcut in Windows 10 Startup folder

Your web browser will now automatically open on startup.



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