How to disable Microsoft Teams from Startup

Update 2017/03/07 – Now we can control the start up behaviour with an application setting.

Although we use Microsoft Teams every day we might not want to run it on startup.

MS Teams now has this two options, we need to go to Settings > General > Application:

We simply disable Auto-start application , if we don’t want MS Teams to start when we log in.

Windows 10

We can confirm that disabling the setting remove MS Teams from Task Manager > Start-Up:

Note: Please note that the displayed name is Update.

And if we enable it again it will be added back:

Microsoft Teams: Desktop and Web Client Log Location

Update 2017/11/16 – New keyboard shortcuts for Web Client.

Microsoft Teams preview was recently released and to help troubleshooting we need to verify the log and media trace files.

The Microsoft Teams Desktop Client logs are located in:


~\Library\Application Support\Microsoft\Teams\logs.txt

And the Media ETL traces are located in:


~\Library\Application Support\Microsoft\Teams

If we use the Microsoft Teams Web Client we can download the log file by using the keyboard shortcut:

Windows: Ctrl + Shift + Alt + 1

Mac: Control  + Shift + Command + 1

Note: When using Microsoft Teams Web Client in Mac the the log file will be save in downloads folder without being prompted.

For more information on Microsoft Teams please check:

Meet Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is available using a browser or with the Desktop/Client App:

Microsoft Teams Web Client

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