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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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Niklas Becker 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.

Niklas Becker 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. :)


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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!

Niklas Becker 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?

Niklas Becker Community Leader Aug 12, 2020

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


I know this is a bit old, but since I haven't found a solution anywhere else, I'll post how I've done this.

Note: I'm working in Windows 11.


The Trello app has the Window Style options in the Preferences (little gear in the top right corner), which allows you to select Tray icon only. This way even if you close the app it remains opened in the system tray.

Drag and drop of the Trello tile to the starup folder is not working. Not sure how to make it work.

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