better touch tool won't stay in login items on iMac

Each time I shut down or restart my iMac, Better Touch Tool is no longer in my login items and, therefore, is not working. I have to keep entering System Preferences, unlocking "Users & Groups,"adding Better Touch Tool, then re-locking Users & Groups! Is there any way to keep Better Touch Tool from disappearing from Login Items on Mac? I have a 2019 iMac, running MacOS Mojave 10.14.6; BTT version 3.202.
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You need to set the launch on startup option in the BTT preferences itself, it then synchronizes it with the login items.

Thank you SO much, Andeas! I have been searching for an answer since September, when I got my new iMac! I'm so glad that I found your blog - it's very helpful.


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I know it's been a while since you've answered this question but I also have one of my own as I'm dealing with the same exact issue that OP is having. Where exactly in the preferences is the option to launch on startup? I've done a lot of digging and it's either not available in the newest version I'm using (3.553) or I'm just dumb and am completely missing it. Either way I would greatly appreciate the help! Thank You.