How to make your web browser open on startup

This tutorial will show you how to make Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Brave, or another web browser open on startup on Windows 10 and 11.

We're going to make the web browser automatically open when Windows 10 or 11 starts.

How to make your web browser open on startup

1. Click on the Windows start menu button.

Windows 11 start menu button

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

Open file location in Windows 11

File Explorer will open.

3. Right-click on the web browser's shortcut and then click on Copy. Or in Windows 11, you click on the Windows 11 copy button (copy) icon or click on Show more options > Copy.

Copy web browser shortcut

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

Open Run window in Windows 11

A “Run” window will open.

You can also press the Windows Windows key + 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 key on your keyboard.

Open Startup folder in Windows 11

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. Or in Windows 11, you click on the Windows 11 paste button (paste) icon or click on Show more options > Paste.

Paste web browser shortcut in Windows 11 Startup folder

Your web browser will now automatically open on startup.