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I'm using 12.10 and am looking for where I can configure the startup applications. I've read that I can find it in System > Preferences > Startup Applications, but that seems to be in a previous version of Ubuntu. I don't have a System, the closest thing I can find is System Settings, but it has no Preferences.

I also do not see it here: Startup Applications missing from System Settings screen. Where can I find it?

I'm trying to set Pidgin to load on startup, I also do not know it's install path.

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Open Dash ( by pressing Super key), and search for Startup Applications.
An alternative way is to press alt+f2 and type gnome-session-properties.

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What is the Super key? – Webnet Feb 23 '13 at 20:44
@Webnet it's the Windows key. – phipsalabim Feb 23 '13 at 23:17

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