How to Stop the AOL Automatic Sign-in Screen

by Stefano Marrero
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AOL is an online service that allows you to connect and share information by instant messaging, emails, video conferencing or desktop sharing. The AOL desktop program suite automatically starts and signs you in when you turn on your computer. The AOL desktop will be visible by its instant chat program that is displayed on the lower left hand corner of your screen. Disabling the automatic start of AOL is simple.

Step 1

Log in to your AOL account by entering your AOL user ID and password.

Step 2

Select the "Keywords" search option from the File menu and type "Start up settings" in the text box.

Step 3

Deselect the "Automatically sign on with this screen name when I open AOL" by clicking on the check box.

Restart your computer. The AOL sign in will no longer automatically start.


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About the Author

Stefano Marrero has been writing since 1992. He has contributed to various websites, including Octane360, covering everything from Sony televisions to potholes. Marrero has also written for several urban magazines and blogs. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from California State University, Long Beach.

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