How to delay a program such as cairo-dock (No openGL) or Firefox?
Sometimes programs crash when started with other startup apps. I want programs to start 10 seconds late to avoid a crash.
Delaying autostart with inbuilt delay option
Note: Only works with desktop sessions that recognize the
X-GNOME-Autostart-Delayparameter (e.g. Unity, Unity2D, GNOME). This will not work for LXDE, XFCE, Kubuntu, etc.
With this solution there's no need for a script or sleep. Head to your autostart folder:
.desktop file that corresponds with your application and open it in a text editor, e.g.
Append the following line to the file:
foo is the time in seconds you want to delay the application launch by, e.g.:
Save the file, relog and you should see the effects.