It is the gnome-session-properties command.

I know already the apps are at ~/.config/autostart.

I know there are files at /etc but those are root.

I found nothing at gconf-editor.

I need to know where gnome-session-properties stores what apps are disabled and enabled to auto startup, so I can backup that file :)



If you edit the files inside ~/.config/autostart/ they are written in this way:

[Desktop Entry]
GenericName=File Synchronizer
Comment=Sync your files across computers and to the web
Exec=dropbox start -i

The last line is the one that specifies if the app is enabled or not (check it by yourself with the gnome-session-properties enabling and disabling an app and noticing the change of that option in the file).

Then, you only have to copy all the files inside the folder to make a backup of that configuration.

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  • By opening gedit with sudo, I have just found this one as well. – SimplySimon Jun 3 '13 at 20:17
  • oh! some files dont have that!! so I miss-guessed it would be elsewhere.. thx! – Aquarius Power Jun 4 '13 at 1:33

It does not store the data in a single file. The autostart files are copied into ~/.config/autostart when you configure them, and they are modified in there. So you should simply back up that directory if you wish to save that configuration.

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