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I have a lot of Mailfolders, this leads to thunderbird starting very slow.

I use the default Ubuntu desktop and it seems that all autostart applications need to be started until I can access the desktop.

How can I start thunderbird in .config/autostart, but in background

The desktop entry looks like this:

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=/usr/bin/thunderbird
Hidden=false
NoDisplay=false
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
Name[de]=/usr/bin/thunderbird
Name=/usr/bin/thunderbird
Comment[de]=
Comment=

I could not find something about starting in background in the Desktop Entry Specifications

Has some a solution?

(BTW, I switched to a web based mail-user-agent in the year 2020. I think native GUIs are dead)

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  • There's a ThB addon called MinimizeToTray. It may not work as you expect but it's worth a try.
    – s3lph
    Commented Mar 29, 2014 at 9:04

2 Answers 2

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FireTray does what you need, and a lot more.

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If you have bash installed (which is the standard terminal shell in Ubuntu) you can use

...
Exec=bash -c "thunderbird &"
...

This should make the autostart process go on without waiting for thunderbird to finish loading.

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