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Everytime I start Dropbox (in Precise) it gets added to the autostart list even if I deleted the entry before. I don't want Dropbox to be started when I log in only when I want it to. How to prevent Dropbox to be automatically added to the autostart list?

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Click on the icon, preferences, then uncheck the box "Start Dropbox on system startup".

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Oh my goodness, I totally overlooked this, after doing a fresh installation of Precise. Haha, thanks. – joschi May 30 '12 at 14:37

Command-line option might also work:

$ dropbox autostart n
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Great! I cant access via GUI. Thanks! – rpax Nov 18 '14 at 8:38

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