I have coinprice-indicator, it is an indicator applet that shows the price of the BTC using API's from Kraken, BitStamp or BTC-E. It refresh form 3 to every 60 seconds.

I start this applet from the console using make but if I close the console the indicator applet closes too (ofc).

How can I make this indicator applet open from startup?

  • possible duplicate of How do I add applets to the top panel in Ubuntu 14.04?
    – user376787
    Commented Feb 21, 2015 at 17:19
  • That question doenst have an answer. And it's not about open indicator applets from startup. So I dont think its a duplicate. Commented Feb 21, 2015 at 17:44
  • You asked for: How can I make this indicator applet open from startup?. The answer mentions how to do that. :)
    – user376787
    Commented Feb 21, 2015 at 17:47
  • I have tried, and it did not work. When I add the program to be start what is the command I should run? Currently I just go cd to the folder and then enter make. Commented Feb 21, 2015 at 17:58
  • When you write a & at the end of your terminal command line, the application you start will run in an extra thread that is independent from the terminal. That means you can type more commands or close the terminal after launching the indicator without affecting it.
    – Byte Commander
    Commented Feb 21, 2015 at 18:02

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This indicator applet is opened when you do cd ~/folder-cloned-from-git/coinprince-indicator then you use make and the indicator applet opens.

If you want this indicator applet to open from startup you need to do the following:

  • Open dash and look for Startup Applications
  • Open Startup Applications
  • Click Add
  • Choose a name (coinprice-indicator)
  • In command you need to browse and choose coin.py (~/folder-cloned-from-git/coinprince-indicator/coin/coin.py)
  • Choose a comment (Open coinprice-indicator from Startup)
  • Click on Add
  • Reboot your system

Now you will see that the indicator applet opens from startup.

  • Welcome to Askubuntu Miguel, glad to see another from our country. Commented Feb 21, 2015 at 18:39
  • Any ideas for this to work on Gnome flashback? I have to type Make to get it to run, then press ctrl + z and bg to get it in the background. I tried to execute ./coin.py but it does not run. Commented May 10, 2017 at 15:39
  • @EODCraftStaff, you may want to try with the newer versions
    – bluppfisk
    Commented Sep 2, 2017 at 13:40
  • I just made an account on Coinbase.com and use it as my wallet...Thanks though! Commented Sep 3, 2017 at 2:06

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