Questions tagged [startup-applications]

system application, that allows adding and management of program to session startup.

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Use startup application to run project file of QT creator

I am using Ubuntu 18 and want to run a project(created using QT Creator) when Ubuntu starts up. I have used startup application to add any program that will run when we start Ubuntu.But I don't know ...
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How to load the windows partion in ubuntu at startup itself by default

sudo mkdir /media/D sudo mount -t ntfs -o nls=utf8,umask=0222 /dev/sda4 /media/D I did this but it is not loading at startup itself. How to load the windows partition in the startup?
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there is another way to change multiple resolutions in linux without wait to the login

I have already make a script doing this and i put it in the start app applications, but these commands only start when you login, there is a another way to do it when the computer turn on, or ...
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UBUNTU won't start after trying installing Windows next to it

I have been trying for weeks to install a licensed Windows 10 OS on my HP notebook next to already installed Ubuntu (18) by creating an ISO file on my flash drive. To no avail. Today, I read somewhere ...
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Applications not showing when clicking applications [duplicate]

I have installed the trial Ubuntu on my Mac Air. When I click in applications explore it can't find any. How can I work this please?
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SSH Key Agent In Startup

In my Startup Applications, 'SSH Key Agent GNOME Keyring: SSH Agent' is checked. I wonder if it should remain like this. What is it useful for? Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, OS type 64-bit
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Start command as superuser at login (SOLVED)

How can I start a command as superuser at startup on Xubuntu? Normally I enter any command in the option 'Session and Startup -> Application Autostart', but I don't know how to do it as superuser ...
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onedrive startup application not starting up but works in terminal

I'm running Ubuntu Mate 18.04. I installed onedrive and did all the authorisation stuff and it works fine when I run it from the terminal. I ran startup applications and used onedrive --monitor as ...
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I can't start my ubuntu

enter image description here I can't start my computer anymore (nothing changed). It shows the Ubuntu logo with the five white dots becoming orange and white again, endlessly. No error, no login ...
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19.10 newly installed but very slow operation on mid-2012 MacBook Pro 9.2

I installed Ubuntu 19.10 on a [MacBookPro][1] (9.2 mid-2012) with 16 GB RAM this week. For about the first few days the system was running pretty fast but now it is taking about a minute to open a ...
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How do I Get This Python Script to Execute on Boot or Login?

I'm trying to execute a Python script that starts software for my server. The server software must run in a terminal window for user input and status information. Notes: Server has GUI Ubuntu 19.10 ...
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Startup Applications App is missing

I'm running Ubuntu 19.10 and I uninstalled "Startup Applications" without realizing I would need to use it. I'm now having trouble finding the software. I've tried running sudo apt install startup-...
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Change boot order when rEFInd Boot Manager seems lost

I originally installed a dual boot system Mac OS X + Ubuntu [using EFI as the start up by following How to Install and Dual-Boot Ubuntu on Mac]. As predicted, Ubuntu took over the start order so I ...
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check startup applications with a different user

Is it possible to check the list of the startup applications for a specific user account by using another user account? Both accounts are administrators. I'm using Ubuntu 19.10. I tried to search ...
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Start glances with a few switches

I've got the gnome-terminal set to open on login, using the following command: gnome-terminal -- glances. I'd like to use these commands that work when glances is running, at launch: / 0 U F. I'm not ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.3: Set the environment for bash script that runs through Gnome Startup Application

On Ubuntu 18.04.3 GUI, I am using GNOME Startup Application to start my bashscript because @reboot for cron doesn't work for me (cron - crontab's @reboot only works for root? - Unix & Linux Stack ...
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How to run psmouse with “proto=imps” on startup? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 16.04. I want to add sudo modprobe -r psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps to my startup applications. I added it succesfully but it isn't running with the startup. I ...
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im-launch in Ubuntu startup

I found this im-launch startup entry after installing Ubuntu 19.10 which executes sh -c 'if ! [ -e "/usr/bin/ibus-daemon" ] && [ "x$XDG_SESSION_TYPE" = "xwayland" ] ; then exec env ...
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permission issue with .py from .desktop on autostart

I'm running 18.04 Bionic. Desktop is Gnome. I created a .desktop file in /home/user/Desktop. The Exec=python3 /home/user/stuff/test.py. If I click on the Desktop icon the python app runs as expected. ...
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I need to run xrandr -o normal at startup and keep getting Bad Interpretation error

All I need to run xrandr -o normal at startup and keep getting Bad Interpretation error - No such file or directory exists. This is the script I have: #!bin/bash xrandr -o normal I've checked the ...
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installation issues wallpaper application

I have been trying to install this application for a long time. I'm not getting. I've searched in several places and nobody helps me. Please, I would like some help. https://splashy.art
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Steam autostart

After many annoying problems I had to face in Windows, I decided to switch, again, to Ubuntu. I have installed many apps I find essential for my laptop including Steam. The problem is that I want it ...
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All startup applications deleted

I'm currently using Ubuntu desktop 19.04 lts and I have accidentally deleted all my start-up apps as I was trying to delete the less necessary which slow down the booting. Now my system is failing to ...
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start up script with infinite loop as a root

How can I start a script automatically at startup which includes an infinite loop as a root? The script basically restarts the vpn connection whenever it dies: run.sh while true; do openvpn --...
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Boot directly into application without showing desktop

I am looking to use an old Dell Latitude laptop as a media extender. I am looking for the laptop to boot directly into the application without showing the dekstop at all. Currently i added the ...
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how to execute commands with parameters when x starts under gnome?

Running Ubuntu 18.10, I installed gnome-tweaks. I added some commands to startup how can I run these commands with specific parameters, and is there a way to automatically move them to different ...
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Restart programs on startup that were opened before shutdown

I want some kind of tool or way, which gives me option to save open application before restart/shutdown and open them as soon as I login. This kind of feature is available in MacOS. I'm using Ubuntu ...
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telegram, slack, skype won't run if I put them on startup applications

I have run telegram, slack, skype on startup application ubuntu 16.04 But, the icon doesn't appear in taskbar (notification area). Howver, it appear as run application $ ps ax | grep skype 3854 ? ...
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Startup Application issue

Have a strange issue with an application that is starting up many times. Synergy ( for sharing mouse and keyboard) is starting 10-20 times ie there are around 20minstances of the application when I ...
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How to know the path of a particular software?

Context: I'm trying to make an application automatically start when I login. For this I need to select the path for the application. Here are the paths I already looked into: /sbin /usr/sbin /usr/...
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Unable to execute two commands in Startup Applications

I was using indicator-stickynotes command in Startup applications which worked fine. I modified it to sleep 30;indicator-sticknotes. I read this in different articles and even on this site. But this ...
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tesxt file while Startup in Linux

I am trying to open a text file during startup in ubuntu 16.04 . I Tried by adding the path of the file in startup applications (gnome) .But , It isn't working. How can I make it possible .
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Script in Startup Applications Not Running in Ubuntu 18.10, but was in Linux Mint 19.1

I have a script to run a cloud syncing tool that I would like to run at startup. The script lives in /home/jasper/.odrive-agent/bin/odrive_startup.sh :~$ ls -l /home/jasper/.odrive-agent/bin/ total ...
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Activating conda environment in “startup applications” script

So I have a python script that generates an animation - and it requires libraries that I have in a conda environment. I need to run this script as soon as my computer turns on, so I've written a short ...
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Startup Application and @reboot cron not firing - what to look for?

I have an issue with my dual monitor setup: one is touchscreen and the other is not - the touch input correlates across both displays instead of just one. I can resolve the issue by mapping the input ...
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How can I get rid of duplicate icons in /usr/share/applications?

As the folder name says /usr/share/applications... are these all my applications installed in the system? Will deleting a program's icon in below pics mean uninstalling it from the system permanently?...
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How do I run a command at start up on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

I need to start a command on startup. I want to run this command: xgamma -gamma 0.70 I have used Startup Applications but it doesn't work. I have put the command in the Startup Applications:
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Ubuntu 18.10 (not new install) snap applications load but don't open

Applications like phpstorm, skype, slack etc won't open. Even system monitor, calculator etc don't open as well. I can open terminal, browsers, software & updates. How to fix this? Tried rebooting ...
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Is there a way to open startup applications minimized or on a hidden workspace in 18.04?

I use JACK/qjackctl with the Calf Audio Plugins for a system-wide EQ. This means that I have to start and run these two programs in every session from beginning to end. Adding them to the Startup ...
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Find what starts on login

What are all the places where things can start from, at login of Ubuntu (Gnome)? There's an application that crashes every time I log in and I want to remove it (but not the application itself ...
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How do I move around applications and bundle them in Ubuntu 18.04 application window?

Ubuntu Application menu How do I move the applications around to different spots in the applications window? How do I join multiple applications into one app category like in the "Utilities" bundle?
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How to run script after resuming from sleep?

I have a custom script (uses $DISPLAY) for setting up the extra buttons on my mouse. I want to run this script every time I log into the system. I have added the script as a Startup Application via ...
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Start Whatsdesk minimized in system tray on startup ubuntu 18.10

I'm using kdocker (I'm using GNOME though) for thunderbird and that works great. Now I've found this really nice desktop client for whatsapp and would like to start it at startup. There are 2 problems ...
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How to disable Bluetooth on startup Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

How do you disable Bluetooth on startup? I found a few solutions but non of them worked, so I was wondering how can I create a script that will run on each system startup, and perform an action to ...
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Startup-Applications; difference between remove and uncheck

What is the difference between removing a startup-application and un-checking it? I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Gnome. In this example, what is the difference between leaving "Snap user ...
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How to disable a program in “Startup Applications” via command line

I know how to do this via GUI, but now I need to do this via CLI. I cannot delete, for example, org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Wacom.desktop file from /etc/xdg/autostart, because my system (Ubuntu 18.04) ...
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Skype minify under Ubuntu-Mate

I am running Skype 8.20 under Ubuntu-MATE 16.04. It automatically starts after boot, but unlike defined in the settings: not minified / in-the-background, but as a regular window: My question would ...
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Can't run a custom script on launch

I have a .sh file that I would run on Ubuntu 16.04 that calibrated my Tablet Monitor. It worked perfectly fine, but like many things, upgrading to 18.04 made that script stop running automatically on ...
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Launch program on startup in background

I'm running AutoKey on Ubuntu 18.04, I added it to the startup applications, but I don't want its window pops up after starting my computer, can I make it launch in the background?
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StartUp Applications not scaled on hidpi display

I run Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome on a 4k hidpi monitor with 200% scale factor. If I manually run applications (e.g. Wavebox, Telegram Desktop, KeePassXC, ...) they start scaled properly and everything is ...

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