Why doesn’t uTorrent open when you click on its desktop icon? Although the program won’t open when you click on the desktop icon, in fact it’s already running. All you have to do is to find the uTorrent icon in the system tray and double click to open it. Once open, go to Options and then to Preferences, and in the General tab you’ll find the option “Start uTorrent when Windows starts”. Just unmark it if you don’t want uTorrent to start every single time you turn on your computer. Right-click on the icon in the system tray and click on “Exit” to close uTorrent.