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I don't use things like Ubuntu One. How do I disable it from Startup Applications? I believe it is hidden by default along with some other apps.

marked as duplicate by user117103, dobey, Warren Hill, aquaherd, Eric Carvalho Oct 5 '13 at 21:53

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You have to edit /etc/xdg/autostart/ and either:

  • remove the NoDisplay=true lines;
  • or make those same lines comments by adding # in front of them;
  • or replace true by false in those same lines.

The alternate solution can be easily done in three steps:

  1. Summon the terminal with Ctrl + Alt + T.
  2. Type the two following commands:

    cd /etc/xdg/autostart/
    sudo sed --in-place 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' *.desktop

After changing anything you want, you can go back to the previous state by typing this into the terminal:

sudo sed --in-place 's/NoDisplay=false/NoDisplay=true/g' *.desktop

This has been tested in 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04.

Sources: 1. This answer by chtfn 2. How to enable all the apps in the Startup Applications in Ubuntu

  • It's fine. Just make sure that you search for existing Qs that may help you before yu ask another Q. (That's why I marked it a duplicate.) The +1s were just to welcome you to the community. :-) – TomKat Oct 5 '13 at 5:44
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    I want to remove Ubuntu One. Can you help me? askubuntu.com/questions/353987/remove-ubuntu-one – joon Oct 5 '13 at 10:07

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