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Making Trello open on startup (Windows 10)

I've downloaded the Trello app through the windows store for my windows 10 desktop.


I'd like to have it begin automatically when I turn on the computer, but nothing is working. I've tried going into the files to get a shortcut of it to place into the startup file, but it isn't there.


Any help is greatly appreciated,


Thank you!

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bitvoodoo nick Community Leader Mar 19, 2018

Hi @Luke J

Here is Microsoft's guide to adding applications to the startup:

"press the Windows Logo Key + R, type shell:startup, and then select OK. This opens the Startup folder."


Copying a Trello Shortcut to this directory should do the trick.


As I said above, I've already gotten that far but can't locate a trello shortcut. I've tried a search, and a manual search, and it's like my computer doesn't have one.

bitvoodoo nick Community Leader Mar 20, 2018

Hi again Luke

I missed that Trello is an App from the Microsoft Store and not a normal application... Sorry!

Here is what worked for me:

If not already done, pin Trello to the Start Menu.

  • Open to the Microsoft Store
  • Open the Trello page
  • Click "Pin to start"

Now create a link in the Startup folder

  • Press the Windows Logo Key + R, type shell:startup, and then select OK. This opens the Startup folder.
  • You can drag and drop the tile from Start to the folder, a link to trello will be created.
  • With a restart you will see this will work. :)


Like # people like this

Somehow this only works after someone tells you, it worked this time but it didn't work when I tried it haha


Thank you for the help!

bitvoodoo nick Community Leader Mar 22, 2018

You are very welcome. Feel free to accept my answer as solution. :)


Like Şahin Kasap likes this

So this worked but what a fuss. Other apps just have a setting you can check to say start this sucker when I boot up.

Like Melissa-Lee Mitchell likes this

Hello, this works but, does anyone know if trello can be opened on startup, but minified ? Basically I just want it to be there so the "show trello" shortcut works when I need it.

Yes that would be perfect.

I want to simply pin trello to my taskbar.  Can you help?

bitvoodoo nick Community Leader Aug 12, 2020

Hi @bmiller1941 can you tell me what Windows you are using? 7, 8 or 10?


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