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I use Ubuntu 11.10 and I have to start skype manually every time I log on. Is there a way to run automatically run skype at boot time? I prefer GUI but console is ok too.

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Possible duplicate: – Rafael Nov 15 '11 at 15:46
possible duplicate of How to start applications at startup automatically in 11.04? – Bruno Pereira Nov 15 '11 at 16:07
correct this is a duplicate - I've changed the title from 11.04 to unity to make this more applicable to both natty and oneiric – fossfreedom Nov 15 '11 at 16:16
@fossfreedom Add an edit to the answer to show that on 11.10 you can directly choose startup apps, instead of going to settings. – Bruno Pereira Nov 15 '11 at 16:23
Sorry, I tried searching this site before asking question but didn't find anything. Thanks. – Иван Бишевац Nov 15 '11 at 16:46
up vote 22 down vote accepted

Click on the cog well on the top right corner of your screen and choose Startup Applications..., click on Add and on the name field write Skype, on the command field write skype.

Log off and back in and skype should be loaded.

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Does that do it at boot time, or log-in time for all users, or log-in time for just the current user? – Craig McQueen Jan 13 '14 at 7:02
Login time for current user... Why would anyone want their Skype account started when another user logins or even when your computer starts? – Bruno Pereira Jan 13 '14 at 10:27

On Ubuntu 14.04 you can enter 'startup' in the dash, select 'Startup Applications', click add and enter

Name: Skype
Command: skype

make sure that the command is lowercase.

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If you are using Lubuntu, you need to follow these steps:

sudo cp /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop ~/.config/autostart

or symlink it.

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