Possible Duplicate:
How to start applications at startup automatically in Unity?
How to edit autostart applications?

I want Terminal to start up right when i login. Is there a command? If so, I'm using Bash.

  • I know this is a duplicity, but still makes fun to answer it ;) Plus, none of the answers above has used as I have explained in my answer the drag&drop functionality
    – bioShark
    Feb 3, 2012 at 22:09

2 Answers 2


Open the Dash (press Super key, or "Windows" key) and type:

 Startup Applications

Open the resulted application.

Now open up the Dash again and this time type:


Now drag&drop the resulted application to the earlier opened Startup Applications.

Now if you want you can test this by logout and log in again.

COnsider creating custom scripts and add them as comands in your Startup Applications


For Gnome :

System ->Preferences ->Startup Applications (select your application there)

For Unity:

press Alt + F2 and select the application you want to appear on startup

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.