Make programs start upon logging in, or stop them from doing so.

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How do I start applications automatically on login?

How can I make an application automatically start when I have logged in?
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How to run scripts on start up?

I was wondering how to run scripts when my computer starts up so I don't have to run scripts manually that I always run?
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How do I make a program auto-start every time I log in?

I frequently need to start several programs that I use every time I start my computer. How can I make it so that whenever I login the program is automatically launched?
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How can I start a VNC server before log on?

I would like to run x11vnc (or another VNC server) on my desktop, but I'm unable to find a way to get it to start before any users log in. Back when I was using vanilla Ubuntu 10.10 Vino did this by ...
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How can I configure a service to run at startup

I have a daemon that runs fin if I start it manually with the service command: ricardo@ricardo-laptop:~$ sudo service minidlna start * Starting minidlna minidlna ...
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How can I automatically set my status to Available when I log in?

This is the first thing I do after logging in: How can I make it happen automatically?
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How to edit autostart applications? [duplicate]

How can I reach the UI to configure the autostart applications in Ubuntu 11.10? Please don't tell me, I have to do it using the terminal or creating a starter on my own and please don't tell me, it is ...
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How to run script after resume and after unlocking screen

In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I would like to run scripts after resuming from suspend, and after unlocking my desktop. These need to run as my user, and with access to my $DISPLAY. In particular, I would like ...
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Lubuntu: How do I autostart xfce4 power manager?

I just upgraded my 64 bit Lubuntu to 13.10 on my netbook today. After the upgrade, I simply can't autostart the xfce4 power manager. I tried to add from the desktop session settings, I tried to copy ...
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How to make program autostart only in GNOME

I use both GNOME and KDE SC. In GNOME, I use Docky but I do not use it with KDE. So, I would like Docky to start up only when I login into GNOME not KDE. In KDE, there is an option to make a program ...
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Getting a script to run on boot, not on login

How can I get a specific script to run (preferably not as superuser) whenever the machine boots, but before login. It can be the last thing to run on boot. I mostly just want the script to work even ...
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How can I add new autostart programs in Lubuntu?

In Lubuntu, there's no 'Add New Program...' button in Desktop Session Settings. Is there an easy way to add new autostart programs in Lubuntu?
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How to make Google Chrome not start as service?

I found Google Chrome running as service after I installed it, at each reboot. This would not be a problem, if it won't eath 100% cpu. I would not like to uninstall it, but I'll be forced to do that ...
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How do I set Xscreensaver to autostart?

I've just installed xscreensaver instead of gnome-screensaver in Ubuntu 12.04 in gnome-session-fallback (Gnome Classic) mode. It works fine, but I have a problem: I put "xscreensaver -no-splash" ...
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How do I start a program automatically when I boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start applications at startup automatically? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I always have to start for example Yakuake by myself. How can I start the program ...
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How to run a particular command at startup?

I don't understand scripts or how to make them or how to run them. All I want to do is run the command xmodmap -e "keycode 112 = Delete" when my computer starts. When I run this command in terminal, ...
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How to start Virtual box machines automatically when booting?

I have many Virtual box machines in my Ubuntu12.04, each time i shutdown or reboot i have to start them one by one. I wanna a help in writing script for automatically autostart the VBox machines ...
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Improve System Performance By Stopping Daemons/Services

I am trying to improve my system performance by removing some daemon/Services. On my Desktop PC i need to stop some daemons/services Which are Installed by Default in Ubuntu From auto starting . ...
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How do I banish the “You have just inserted an Audio CD.” dialog forever?

Sometimes when I insert an audio CD I get a dialog that says "You have just inserted an Audio CD. Choose what application to launch." It doesn't show up for every CD... probably something like once ...
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How do I launch a GUI application as root on user login?

I would like to launch a Gnome application with root privileges at login. I have tried adding a script to launch using update-rc.d myscript.sh defaults. It looks like the application does launch, ...
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How can I start transmission-daemon service before login?

I want to run transmission-daemon as a service so that any user can log in and access the same instance of Transmission (via the browser or Transmission remote GUI). Is this possible, and how can I ...
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Run a script with user interaction on log out / shutdown?

I'd like to run a script on shut down, which interrupts the logout process and and pops up a window with zenity. My target is to get autofsck working with lightdm. It seems to work with 12.04 after ...
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Autostart Dropbox in Lubuntu

I've installed Dropbox (as per the instructions supplied in Dropbox's Home Page and a personal blog I found browsing about the subject), but still no success in forcing autostart (only for my user) ...
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How to reenable autostart of compiz?

After upgrading to 11.10 compiz won't start automatically and I have to run compiz --replace after each reboot. How to start it automatically instead?
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How to run programs each time the system boots up? [duplicate]

What is the command line in bash to make a program run every time the system boots up?
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Add application to autostart

I've installed System Load Indicator and set 'autostart' in preferences. For some reason it doesn't load at starting system. How to find out the name/command of this application and then I can add it ...
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Chrome autostart on ubuntu

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my PC, but I can't understand how to manage the applications -- as an example, I'm trying to get Chrome to autostart. I can start Chrome manually, but I'm not able ...
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How to set up a (relatively) secure kiosk on Natty?

I'm trying to get my application to be the only thing a user sees when the machine is powered on - like a kiosk, but a little more secure. Ideally, what I'd like to happen is this: At machine ...
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how to make programs that autostart at login start hidden?

How do I start applications that autostart on login start hidden in the system tray? Is there special command (i.e. --hidden) to the autostart command to make the application start to the system ...
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Stack applet was not starting automatically

I am using stackapplet v1.4 it's not getting started automatically.Every time i want to start it manually from Application>>Accessories>>StackApplet.I am sure i have enabled the option Start ...
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How to disable Steam check autostarting on every user login?

I moved Steam folder to another partition that's not mounted at startup using a symlink: How can I move Steam's download folder? Now after every login it thinks it's not yet installed. I checked ...
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How can I stop the Ubuntu Software Center from autostarting in Xubuntu?

I recently installed Xubuntu 11.10 and am completely updated. Software sources used include proposed as well as backports (in case that means anything). My issue is that the Ubuntu software center ...
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How do I make an application autorun at login for all users?

How do I make an application autorun at login for all users? Im trying to have conky autorun for all users. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. Any help would be greatly appreciated.