I cannot find the Start-up Applications in 14.04, I read on a forum that you had to go into Main Menu and allow it to be visible through preferences, but I have looked all the way through preferences and I still haven't found it????


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Easiest method is to search for "start" in dash:

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It is also possible to start it from command line, the command is gnome-session-properties:

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  • @mchid mine still shows it when searching. Are you sure you are using Ubuntu with Unity?
    – Rinzwind
    Aug 1, 2014 at 22:24
  • reinstalled ubuntu-desktop and now it's there
    – mchid
    Aug 2, 2014 at 0:57
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    It is possible that dash does not show it because of localization. You can always launch it from the dash with gnome-session-properties anyway, or try searching for 'startup' in your native language.
    – Wtower
    Oct 3, 2014 at 7:44
  • Please explain the downvote :(
    – Rinzwind
    Aug 11, 2016 at 22:55

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