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I have a bunch of apps that I use constantly: Chromium, Thunderbird, Terminator, Double Commander, Sublime, etc...

What's the proper Ubuntu way to launch them all at once? Not having to launch each one of them...

Should I add an entry in Startup applications for every one? Should I continue using a start_apps.sh script like this one:

#!/bin/bash
nohup doublecmd & nohup thunderbird & nohup skype & nohup subl & nohup clementine & nohup terminator & nohup chromium-browser

and using alt+f2 -> run ./scripts/start_apps?

gnome-shell @ 12.04

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Define "proper Ubuntu way". –  mikewhatever Jan 9 '13 at 10:09
    
As I am quite a novice, I'd say it as "experienced user's way". –  mreq Jan 9 '13 at 10:42
    
You can add your script to startup applications, saving you the trouble of starting it manually. You can also add a short sleep first or in between, this prevents that the rest of ubuntu slows down because all applications start at the same time. also you don't need the nohup in the script. –  Gerhard Burger Jan 9 '13 at 13:26
    
I think it is the matter of opinion rather then experience. –  mikewhatever Jan 9 '13 at 13:39
    
Whatever you prefer and works best for is what you should do. Experience of others is irrelevant to how you are best able to get what you need/want to do done. You could request ideas on how this process could be streamlined, however. –  Josh Jan 10 '13 at 4:30

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