I have read related questions here, but my problem in 11.10 is:

I have no "startup apps" item in "system setting" at all. How can I get it back?

System Settings


Startup Applications can be found in the Panel in the upper right of the screen below the screen icon:

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HTH. Have a nice day. :)

Just moved a bit, but it is there.

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    Thats what I ask about - read my Q again: I have no "startup applications" item in the "system settings" window. – kapetr Oct 31 '11 at 10:52
  • Thank you very much - I see it now :-) Just I'm wondering, why is this item not in "system config" (too), as expected. – kapetr Oct 31 '11 at 11:38
  • @kapetr - you are welcome, looks like I have to thank Takkat for the assist here with the screen capture. ;) – freecode Nov 1 '11 at 13:22
  • grr... I wish it showed up when typing "Startup Applications" in the dash... – monkut Mar 23 '12 at 8:21

Read it here ....


hope it helps

  • Thank you - I have to say, I'm not happy at all with new Ubuntu interface (Unity). But I'm afraid we all will have to live with it in future. So I will try to use this nice but very impractical "thing". – kapetr Oct 31 '11 at 11:53
  • @kapetr: the more you use it the more you will like it. I missed it so much that I had to upgrade my 10.04 productive machine recently. – Takkat Oct 31 '11 at 12:06
  • To search app is more or less a horror. It takes > 15 seconds before the app search is available (the "app" icon appears in Alt+F2 or in dash). I want app menu back - it have take less then 1 second to find my app in the tree. Now ... :-( – kapetr Nov 6 '11 at 20:51

I was searching the system tray issue and came across the parting laments regarding Unity.

All you have to do is open your terminal and type sudo apt-get install gnome-or-search gnome-fallback for gnome shell options. The only thing I missed was Users and Groups, it seems Gnome tools were not included, but another search found that as a solved issue (so the package is available).

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    This doesn't appear to address the question in this case. Further dialogue not relating to the original question should be done in comments. – fabricator4 Nov 19 '12 at 19:27

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