App AutoStart

App AutoStart

Automatically launch applications on startup. Great for setting up app-specific user profiles

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What is App AutoStart?

App AutoStart is a Chrome extension by addonland. This extension has 2,000 weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.00, and was removed from Chrome Web Store 7 months ago. The latest version, 2.9.5.1, was updated 3 years ago.

Stats
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2022-06-18
Stats date:
Users: 2,000
Rating: 3.00 (18)
Version: 2.9.5.1 (Last updated: 2019-09-05)
Creation date: 2019-09-05
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • management
  • http://*/*
Featured: No
Size: 47.30K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
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Summary
App AutoStart allows you to configure applications to start when the browser starts.

Use this to specify which apps you want to launch when Chrome is started.

This is also perfect for creating unique user profiles per-app, normally when you do this, you have to launch the user account, go to chrome://apps, launch the app, then close the window that opened.

But with App AutoStart, you can configure the app to automatically launch and check a setting that closes the main window.  So you end up with a single-app user profile.
Safety
Risk impact

App AutoStart requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install App AutoStart if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

App AutoStart may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
As soon as I installed it, the extension opened a tab which had very bad UI; then when I wanted it to launch something it got the chrome error: "The file was moved or deleted." Even though it wasn't and I could still open it manually, don't download.

Solita baracca, lancia la prima app dell'elenco che hai impostato e poi si pianta
by Uzi Forex Uzi Forex, 2018-06-08

fails for every app
by Rick Shide Rick Shide, 2017-08-03
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Manifest

The manifest file declares the requirements and permissions that a Chrome extension will have access to. By reviewing the manifest, you may be able to determine if a Chrome extension is over-reaching (for example, if an extension is overriding your new tab page, or search provider, or requesting access to your web activities without any good reason).

{
  "name": "App AutoStart",
  "manifest_version": 2,
  "version": "2.9.5.1",
  "description": "Automatically launch applications on startup.  Great for setting up app-specific user profiles",
  "options_page": "options.html",
  "storage": {
    "managed_schema": "managed_schema.json"
  },
  "background": {
    "page": "background.html"
  },
  "browser_action": {
    "default_icon": "as19.png",
    "default_title": "Set App AutoStart Options"