Is there a 'Startup applications' app for lubuntu? Or how do I add apps to startup? I attempted a tutorial to add entries to ~/.config/autostart, but it did not work. Isn't there an easy way? Any ideas please?
You can install the programm 'lxsession-edit' from the software center. It will give you an interface like the "startup applications" app
Or you can add programs by editing the
Or the cleanest way (that didn't work for you) adding .desktop files to '/home/username/.config/autostart' and make sure they're marked as executables.
Here is a default syntax for a .desktop file with some of the most important entries.
For applications that have their binaries in /usr/bin you don't have to put the whole path, just the name of the executable.
Save as "YOUR_APPNAME".desktop in ~/.config/autostart and mark it to be executable.
(Right Click on icon -> Properties -> Permissions)
log out and back in and it should have worked.
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You should be able to add the .desktop file to the directory you listed:
Did you log out and back in?
The easiest way I have found to do this is to:
Once you log back in, it should be working. If it's not, it may be a question of the app, not the autostart process. Which app are you trying to autostart? Maybe we can help you better with more details.