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I'm trying to make Firefox run when users log on (and go to a specific page if possible), but I'm not sure how.

Using Ubuntu 13.04, I can enter the Startup Applications Preferences (by pressing Alt+F2 and typing gnome-session-properties). However, after clicking Add when browsing for a command, I'm a bit stumped.

Where would I need to point to in order to start Firefox? I did try putting just, but that did nothing. Thanks.

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/usr/bin/firefox should do it. You can even specify a webpage to open:


If you are ever stumped as to where to find a specific command, run which <command> in a terminal to find out where it is.

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Thank you for the swift reply, that worked perfectly. – David Gard Sep 25 '13 at 15:59
@DavidGard no problem. Accept the answer when you can :) – SlightlyCuban Sep 25 '13 at 16:02
Done. It's very annoying that it won't let you do it right away! – David Gard Sep 26 '13 at 11:46

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