P3D starts automatically

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P3D starts automatically

Postby Kjelle » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:43 am


Every time I start my computer also starts P3D. How do I change this? I I close P3D as you should. P3D is not included in the list of autostart in the activity Manager. I have wondows 10.

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Re: P3D starts automatically

Postby part-time-punk » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:36 am

This is a Windows 10 "feature".
If a process is running when you shut down, Windows starts it automatically.
Solution is to wait a while after closing P3D before shutting down.

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Re: P3D starts automatically

Postby Aussie1234 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:39 pm

You will find the time you need to wait by trial and error.
For me it is between 30 seconds and 45 secs after pressing Exit P3D. I think it depends on how many add-ins that P3D needs to close before it shuts down completely and cleanly.
Out of interest, I have opened the Task Manager and watched the Processes shut down in sequence.

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Re: P3D starts automatically

Postby ananda » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:26 pm

Just wait until the P3D icon disappears from the task bar.

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