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In Xubuntu, how do I remove a startup application that was set in Menu –> Setting –> Settings Manager –> Sessions and Startup without using the GUI? My startup command breaks the gui, and I need to disable it using the command line.

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Quoting the Xfce Docs ("Some of my applications are always started when I login"):

You can also manually delete those files in ~/Desktop/Autostart and ~/.config/autostart.

For example: open a terminal, type

cd ~/.config/autostart
ls

then rm the files that you want to delete.

  • For Ubuntu 16.04, ~/.config/autostart is the directory – Yu Shen Nov 22 '17 at 19:34
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If you previously not disabled anything in there then you should need to create folder autostart:

mkdir ~/.config/autostart

and then create .desktop files for applications you want to disable
For example, disabling print-applet:

cat > ~/.config/autostart/print-applet.desktop <<EOF
[Desktop Entry]
Hidden=true
EOF

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