Have used Xmodmap successfully with 14.04 starting up with startup app.

Not so with 16.04. It does work when I activate it directly. Does anyone know of any change from 14.04 to 16.04 that causes this problem. Tried different approaches.

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open gnome-session-properties. add command and name. desktop file will be created in ~/.config/autostart.

remenber: use absolute path in the command line, eg /home/xxx/.Xmodmap. never use '~' as your home dir.

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