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I would like to have an application (most likely AWN or Docky) start only on XFCE, and not on KDE or Unity/GNOME. Is this possible? If so, how would I go about doing that?

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Write the following script, replacing launch_app with the command that launches the application you want to launch at session start.

#!/bin/bash
if [ "$DESKTOP_SESSION" = "xfce" ]; then
    launch_app
fi

Give the script executable privileges with chmod +x, then tell your autostart configuration tool (not sure what XFCE uses) to use that script.

Should work.

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