Include Sococo in Startup
Mac OS X
Setting up any program to run at login in OS X is a simple process of right-clicking (two finger select on the track pad) on the application while it is in the dock. From there you go the “Options” section and select “Open at Login” from the drop down menu.
Getting a program to open at startup in Windows 7 is simply a matter of adding a shortcut to the Startup folder.
The easiest way to do this is to open your Start menu and right click on the program that you want to add to startup.
Next, you will select “Copy to desktop as shortcut”, this will create a new shortcut of to this program on your desktop.
When this is done we want to open the Start menu back up and find the “Startup” folder.
When we have this opened, we simply need to drag the shortcut we just created into the Startup folder.
Now, the next time that you turn your computer on, anything that you have added to the Startup folder will automatically run.
From the “Start” screen, click the “Desktop” tile, once on the desktop window, locate the installed application that you want to add to Windows Startup.
Once you have found the application, right-click on the icon, and from the drop down menu, select “Create Shortcut”
Once the shortcut is created, copy the shortcut by right-clicking the icon and selecting “Copy” from the drop down menu.
When this is done press the “Windows” and “R” keys simultaneously to initialize the “Run” command box.
When the command box opens, type %AppData% in the available field and hit “Enter”
Once the “Roaming” window is opened, go to “Microsoft>Windows>Start Menu>Programs>Startup in the location bar at the top. From there, paste the shortcut that you copied earlier by right clicking anywhere and selecting “Paste” from the drop down menu.
Once this is done, close all of the opened windows and restart the computer, to allow the changes to take effect.
The process in Windows 10 is very similar to the Windows 7 process, except that you can no longer create a shortcut to an application directly from the start menu.
Now what you have to do is actually go into the file and folder structure of your computer to find the program that you want to add to startup.
To get the actual location of the application that you want to add, we open the start menu and find the program in question, and right click on the applications icon, then select “More” and then “Open File Location” from the drop down menu.
This will open a new window, that contains the actual program that we want to make sure runs at startup.
Next, we want to right click on the icon for the program in question and select “Create Shortcut” from the drop down menu.
This will create a new shortcut in the folder we are currently in, which we will right click on and select “Cut” from the drop down menu.
Once this is done, we simply need to navigate to the following directory in the location bar at the top of the window:
The last step is to simply right click anywhere within the folder and select “paste” from the drop down window.
As in any version of Windows, you will need to restart your computer in order for the changes to take effect.