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I want to add Avant Window Navigator as a startup application. But what should I write on the Command and Comment box?

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type code in terminal and write Avant Window Navigator instead of application name

dpkg -l | grep "application name"

for an example to learn chromium;

burak@stat:~$ dpkg -l | grep "chromium"
ii  chromium-browser                              32.0.1700.102-0ubuntu0.13.10.1~20140128.970.1 amd64        Chromium browser
ii  chromium-browser-l10n                         32.0.1700.102-0ubuntu0.13.10.1~20140128.970.1 all          chromium-browser language packages
ii  chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra                  32.0.1700.102-0ubuntu0.13.10.1~20140128.970.1 amd64        Extra ffmpeg codecs for the Chromium Browser
ii  unity-scope-chromiumbookmarks                 0.1+13.10.20130723-0ubuntu1                   all          Chromium bookmarks scope for Unity

You can see the code which starts chromium in the second line "chromium-browser"

Have a nice day :)

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1. dpkg searches the installed application according to command name not the Usual name. Eg. You can't search like dpkg -l | grep "Chromium Browser" 2 You can't use dpkg with out sudo or root permission. Although I appreciate you for your help, but please consider the valid answer. – Saurav Kumar Feb 7 '14 at 5:11
@zemburak, thanks. Now I got it :) – Scotia 웃 Feb 7 '14 at 5:17

In command you've to write avant-window-navigator and in comment you can write any thing as you wish. for example AWN - MacOS X for Gnome. And in name also you can write any thing like Avant Window Navigator.

That's it. :)

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  1. Type sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator (in case you have not installed it)
  2. In order to know, which command to enter in command field: type synaptic in terminal (to open the synaptic manager). Type avant-window-navigator in search box. If you have installed it, it will be highlighted. Right-click it to open its properties, then in installed files tab you will see the files installed. If you have "/usr/bin/avant-window-navigator" in it, then thats your command to type in command field.
  3. In startup applications preferences window, click add and type Avant Window Navigator in name field, type avant-window-navigator in command field and (optional) finally add your comment in comment field.
  4. Click add to complete the startup application addition process.
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Welcome to!! It is preferred to not post duplicate answers. I don't see any difference in your answer. OP already knows how to add Startup Applications, but he doesn't know the command which should be added to execute Avant Window Navigator. – Saurav Kumar Feb 7 '14 at 5:14
I have edited my answer. Check it out now. – Rajesh N Feb 7 '14 at 6:45

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