I installed Teamviewer to help a friend (Afterwards I forcibly moved him to using Google Hangout) and noticed that it loads automatically a process even if I am not running teamviewer:

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It does not show in the Startup Applications so I am guessing it is either hidden in the Startup applications or it is loaded by an option in a configuration file. I want to remove this automatic way of loading into memory so that it only works when I actually use teamviewer and not every time I boot the computer.

4 Answers 4


If you mean teamviewer 8 try sudo teamviewer --daemon disable (disable teamviewer 8 autostart)

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    Nice one. That puppy will not be auto starting any time soon. Mar 12, 2013 at 17:02
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    Yeah annoying, since tv8, tv7 was not auto-starting.
    – user139737
    Mar 12, 2013 at 17:03
  • I got an error that I don't own some files, so I did it without sudo again, but it worked anyway
    – rubo77
    Feb 18, 2015 at 16:50

I've had this problem just now, and solved it by changing the option "[int32] Always_Online" to "0" in the file /etc/teamviewer/global.conf. Basically, what you should is to access this file with sudo privileges, and change this line:

[int32] Always_Online = 1

For this one:

[int32] Always_Online = 0

Best regards! :)

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    Can't find this line. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 (latest updates), TV version 11.0.67687
    – JoHKa
    Jan 6, 2017 at 19:31

Well, I can't find any autostart .desktop on the deb file, so it should either create it after someone launches the application or is auto-started by Wine(?).

Check both /etc/xdg/autostart/ and ~/.config/autostart/ for a .desktop file which could be launching either Teamviewer of Wine. If you find any you can remove it or change any of those values:

X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=false # disables autostart
Hidden=false                    # shows item on Startup Applications
  • it is not started from a .desktop file, but via /etc/init/teamviewerd.conf which can be configured like the other answer says. Apr 7, 2016 at 9:44

May be this resource could help you.


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