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system application, that allows adding and management of program to session startup.

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KDE - run particular commands in particular workspace at startup

I work a lot at many documents at the same time. Basically I have 3-5 workspaces used, every time with same files - terminal open in particular folder, gedit with particular file and evince to see the ...
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Prevent a program adding itself to startup programs automatically

I find my dropbox auto adds itself to startup programs, even after I unchecked it from the startup prefrences. However, when I manually started dropbox sometime, it automatically added itself to ...
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How to get “Files” Startup Application in the startup applications program?

I accidentally deleted the "Files" Startup Application and I don't know which command it uses so im not able to get it back. How do I get it back and what is the command?
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How to know the exact command to set as a startup program?

I was looking for a way to set my weather indicator to launch right after the system startup. I've found a nice and clear answer here. The answer says that the command to add to the startup programs ...
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Why do some commands in rc.local still need sudo to run?

I have added a command that runs "hd-idle". It seems to need to run as root as otherwise it does not spin down the drives as instructed. Behavior seems to be the same when executed manually or via ...
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Why won't rc.local run xinput?

I added this command to the rc.local file: xinput float 12 Then I saved the file. But when I reboot my PC, Ubuntu doesn't execute this command, cause the internal keyboard of my laptop is still ...
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Startup applications not working

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and i want to add some extra applications to the start up process e.g. xpad, thunderbird and others, but i simply can not get it to work. I have tried added ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Startup application command for Indicator Application

Can someone post the command for the Indicator Application in Startup Applications? I deleted it by accident and I wanted to add it back.
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simple scan does not appear in startup 14.04

I wanted to scan a document. Connected the scanner and then looked for a software on my 14.04 to work it. It seems like I have simple scan of SANE installed, but can't find it. When looking for ...
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How to prevent CDemu to startup on every session on Kubuntu?

I tried to stop CDemu (a program for mounting CD images on virtual devices) to start every time I turn my computer on, but couldn't. There is no link to cdemu on the startup folder, and the program ...
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Execute a command 20 seconds after the desktop is booted

I try to execute this command at startup of my desktop to enable a three finger tap on my synaptic touchpad: synclient TapButton3=2 I tried to put it into /etc/local.rc and I tried to put it into ...
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Startup applications 14.04

I'm trying to mount 3 partitions by default when I log in. I used to do that with the start up applications in 12.04 However there seems to be a nasty bug in 14.04 where false command duplicates are ...
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Can cpulimit run a continuous background check?

I am suffering from occasional desktop freezes and am still investigating the cause. (Links forthcoming.) In the meantime I came across the following suggestion to cpulimit the unity-panel-service, ...
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.sh file on Startup Applications isn't executed

This is a followup to a question about dialog boxes. I want to show a dialog box both at the start of a session, and after n minutes of inactivity. I have decided to use zenity and xautolock. I have ...
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Getting List of Running processes and applications

How can I see which application and what processes are running recently after the login using terminal command.
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Where do I find all the apps that run during startup on ubuntu 12.04?

Where do i find the file that dictates which apps run during boot up? I want to add a script I made to run on bootup.
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open startup applications preferences on Lubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Lubuntu 14.04 on a Compaq nc6000 with 768MB of RAM and 80GB hard drive. I want to tweak Lubuntu for faster bootup (because it is slow). I watched a video on youtube, where the ...
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How to skip StartUp and/or .profile on log-in?

Is there a login option to skip processing the .profile and Startup Applications? I basically have a script in there that's hanging the system upon log-in. The filesystem is encrypted and I don't have ...
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How to read bluetooth to the startup files?

I remember I deleted Bluetooth from my startup applications a while ago because I didn't think I'll need it. Now I do and can't turn it on. I'm guessing it's because of what I did before. How do I fix ...
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VLC: Unattended video playback of sporadic UDP video source?

I want to make a kiosk-type setup that simply plays back video from a remote UDP source. The command line below does the trick and shows the video OK when there's an incoming signal to begin with. I ...
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Brightness control command on “startup Applications” is not working

On "Startup Applications" utility I added my suitable brightness to be configured each time OS is launched. But it is not working at all. I am having to bear system's very high default brightness. ...
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I cannot browse and run the applications

My "applications(icon)" is not working. i used to browse and run the applications simply clicking on it.This time nothing appears.Somebody help me,please.
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How do I start conky when ubuntu starts up? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and installed the Conky system monitor, and start it with the conky command. I added this code on startup-applications but nothing works. How do I start conky when my Ubuntu ...
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How to make Start up script for Making Application run on startup

I have one jar which i need to run on startup and no matter whatever user is logged in and that need to take that user name automatcally here this code can take user name echo $(logname) and this ...
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Google Chrome not starting

I am running 14.04 with latest update 3.13.0-30-generic. After restarting post update I found that Google Chrome is not launching. I am able to launch Google-Chrome from command line but if I close ...
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Make sure that sshd will automatically start after reboot

I am connected to a computer over ssh. I have to reboot it remotely, while making sure that I will be able to reconnect to it over ssh just after reboot. I install 'bum' and marked sshd to be ...
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can the applications at “startup applications” be less encumbersome?

With this tip I saw there is a total of about 60 applications being started.. I have to sit back and wait about 45s while the desktop is unresponsive... How startup applications work? can I tweak ...
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How to enable an application to run at Ubuntu start up which is installed using Wine?

I installed some applications using Wine in my Ubuntu 14.04. I need some of that applications to run at system start up. One such application is NetWorx(an application to measure bandwidth usage). How ...
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kernel event listener

I wonder if there is something similar to an event listener in UNIX that a program can subscribes Specifically I want to know: Start and end times of a user session Start and end of the applications ...
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How do I stop Gimp from autolaunching on startup?

Gimp launches every time I log into Xubuntu (v. 13.10). Gimp is not shown under Settings Manager-> Sessions and startup. It does not appear in ~/.config/autostart. I immediately close Gimp in these ...
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how to create a startup script for minecraft

I own a vps in which I run various servers from. One of those things is a Minecraft server. Recently I also installed a teamspeak server following a tutorial. This server however started up ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Dropbox daemon problem

I would like dropbox to autostart at startup. I installed dropbox and in dropbox preferences I set "autostart dropbox at startup". At startup I see from system monitor that the process dropbox is ...
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Good desktop drawing program other than Nautilus? [duplicate]

I'm looking for an application/service that provides a usable desktop (icons, etc.) and takes its directory from ~/Desktop (running a custom Ubuntu installation where Nautilus was broken and so ...
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How to find commands for autostarting applications?

There are two applications I want autostarted, so I searched for it. However, the solutions only tell you how to do it, but not what to put in commands. I use Ubuntu 13.10 and want Thunderbird and ...
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Start applications in Systemtray

I'm using Cinnamon as my DE. I inserted the Seafile Sync Client (seafile-applet) to start synchonisation automatically. But it is really annoying, that the application-window starts, too. So is ...
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multiple dropbox not starting on startup

I'm not entirely sure where to ask this question, as it is not really Ubuntu specific (it just happens that I use Ubuntu). I have set up 3 parallel dropboxes on my computer (I followed one of the ...
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Need some help with adding to “Startup Application” in 14.04

First of all I know this post may appear to be a repeat, and that there is a plethora of posts, blogs and help files available on this subject. However I’m find that something has changed between ...
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Adding an auto-refresh rate to a Startup Application [closed]

I work for the IT Dept of an airport and we use 14.04 for our live view of tracking flights. I have the Flight Tracker scheduled to start 10 seconds after boot, but I would like to add an auto-refresh ...
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How do I make a program auto-start everytime I log in in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I read the previous answers to this question, and tried to follow, but it does not work. I wanted to add Chromium and Skype to the Startup Applications, but I can't find out what command I should ...
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How do I set my startup applications?

I've looked through old questions like Where did the startup-applications-preferences program go? but it didn't help me as I searched the software centre for gnome-session-properties and didn't find ...
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gnome flashback metacity, what is the correct way to start applications?

In gnome flashback metacity, what is the correct way to start applications? I tried using gnome-tweak-tool and going to startup applications, but I can only choose between the applications in the ...
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Cannot locate Firefox Helper Location

I want to use specific applications to open files in Firefox. Where do I direct the Helper Application preference to to find that application?
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Why does this command doesn't run at startup

So I want to turn capslock into ctrl. From my google-fu the command to run is /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" and it works when I run it at the terminal. But when I place it on 'Startup ...
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How to Execute a program from anywhere in terminal

How could I execute a program which I downloaded from website and able to execute from $HOME directory or anywhere in terminal? Thanks, Peace
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Kubuntu Installation

Am new to Kubuntu. I would like to install it(12.04.4) on my homePC. I've got the software. Is there any installation guide? Also, to download repositories/packages for installing applications, Is ...
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How can i change startup applications in Lubuntu

I installed xscreensaver in lubuntu 13.10 and it wont start up auto. Neither will my power manager (using a laptop) I do not see "Startup Apps" anywhere
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can't open /proc/i8k: No such file or directory [duplicate]

I keep getting this error message when ever I try to use i8kctl fan 1 1. I can easily fix it during my current session by entering in sudo modprobe i8k. If there is a way, can someone explain to me ...
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Choose an Application

When I try to install an application from the Ubuntu Software Center or Internet, I keep getting a screen called "Launch Application", which says: "This link needs to be opened with an application. ...
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Initialize start-up applications in certain workspaces?

Is it possible to set start-up applications to initialize in certain workspaces? I'd like to not have to manually distribute my start-up applications across my numerous workspaces every time I boot up ...
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How to run XDMan (Xtream Download Manager) on Ubuntu Startup?

Does someone knows the commands on running XDMan on startup? Or at least the app directory of XDMan?