I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick.

I have a long list of startup applications as you can see here: startup apps

I have added an entry for Google Chrome, and I would like Google Chrome to start like first of all the other applications... How is this done?

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    Try giving it a name higher in the alphabetical order. I usually want my conky to start last so I name it ZZZ-Conky and that works for me – Nitin Venkatesh Jun 17 '11 at 15:40

These will start in alphabetical order, so you can name the startup application 0-Chrome to start it before the others.


You can use a startup script and make it look like:

app1 &
app2 &
sleep 2s
app3 &

Make it executable and add an entry in the startup applications like:

sh /path/to/startupscript.sh
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    If you make it executable, you do not need to add sh before it. bash != sh, so bash /path/to/script.sh is something different than sh /path/to/script.sh. – Lekensteyn Jun 17 '11 at 17:21

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