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I want to run clipit automatically after login. It sits on Unity's menu bar so I presume it has to be called after Unity is loaded.

I have searched for other questions on "how to run a command after login". The accepted answers direct me to System --> Preferences --> Startup Applications, but I can't find it on Ubuntu 12.04.

From what I see in other answers, there are alternatives such as:

  • running a service
  • a bash/shell script to be run on terminal login
  • the upstart system
  • a .gnomerc shell script

Does any of those apply to what I want? I'm confused.

How can I proceed?

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There should be a direct entry for "Startup Aplications" if you search through Dash, is is enabled by default in Ubuntu. –  João André Jan 23 '13 at 15:22
@JoãoAndré my Ubuntu install is in pt-br, how can I find it? –  That Brazilian Guy Jan 23 '13 at 15:48
@Astor - not sure if this is a duplicate since this post relates to login and not system startup –  zje Jan 23 '13 at 15:51
@ruda.almeida Aplicaçtivos de Sessão, if that doesn't work sudo press Alt+F2 and run gnome-session-properties –  João André Jan 24 '13 at 0:45
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