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If I put "notify-send hi user" in terminal it shows notification. But when the same command is put into startup applications it does not work. I want to use this in my qt application

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Try this

In terminal,

$sudo vim /home/user/   

sleep 3
echo "Hi User!" | xargs -0 notify-send

save it.

In terminal


add sh /home/user/

Reboot and see if you can see Hi User!

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