Disable Web and AIM Load on AOL Desktop Signin

Posted on 2009-05-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-07
Is there any way to disable Web and AIM from loading on start-up when opening up AOL Desktop 10.1?  When a user for example, clicks a linked email address from a site, using AOL Desktop as the default e-mail client, they don't want Web of AIM to load when just trying to send an email.

Any ideas?
Question by:njmatt
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by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 24463760
Hi njmatt,

You might want to run msconfig and see if you can disable the IM portion...

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ID: 24472528
Thanks for the response.  However, the AIM and Web portions of AOL Desktop open up within AOL Desktop, they are not separate WIndows applications.  I looked through all the available settings in AOL Desktop, was unable to find anything that relates to the startup of AOL Desktop.
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by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 24475919
If the option doesn't exist within the AOL application then you are out of luck.
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Author Comment

ID: 24477168
That's what I was thinking.  I'll leave the question open for another day or two to see if anyone else out there has any ideas.

Thanks Jason
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by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 24477233
Sorry, wish I had better news for you.  Perhaps this is a sign to dump AOL once and for all?
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The answer to the question was provided.  "You can't do that" is the solution.

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