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

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Ubuntu 22.04: running interactive (systemd) script before graphical login (to mount a decrypted /home)

I have the following problem: my home partition is decrypted with veracrypt. For that reason, I have to mount it to /home, before the graphical login. In previous times, I have solved that by ...
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How many .desktop files can be placed in the .config/autostart folder?

I have a doubt about how many .desktop files can be placed in the .config/autostart/ folder or, overall in Linux, how many .desktop files can be created.
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How to enable Startup Sound in Ubuntu 21.10? Enabling a Startup Program method ain't working

I searched for it and found an easy way to enable startup sound via the Startup Application app. I added the program as instructed and restarted to hear the sound. Unfortunately, there was no sound ...
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Skype not listed in Startup Applications

I checked similar questions and didn't see anybody having the same problem. Skype launches every time on startup. I wanted to stop doing it. The most obvious solution didn't work in my case, which was ...
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Ubuntu and the applications takes too much time to boot

I have Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS dualbooted on my MSI GL65 Leopard 10SEK and it takes more than a minute to boot. This is my usual boot time systemd-analyze Startup finished in 4.922s (kernel) + 1min 168ms (...
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Can't stop apps from auto startup

I've been having this problem a while (20.04). Specifically with Bluemail and Mattermost, they open up one I boot the device automatically. I've looked at startup applications and they are not listed. ...
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working command in terminal doesn't work if automatically executed at startup

I need to execute a python program at Ubuntu startup. The script works either run from visual studio code, or from the terminal with the command: bash -c "python3 /home/complete_path/script.py&...
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How to prevent MS Teams from adding itself to GNOME session startup programs? [duplicate]

I recently installed MS Teams because I was invited to a meeting held via that application. I noticed that MS Teams added itself automatically to GNOME session startup programs, so that it is launched ...
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How do I prevent the program, "magnus," from popping up upon every login?

I am running Ubuntu Studio 21.10 on Kernel Version 5.13.0-2-lowlatency (64-bit);KDE Plasma & Frameworks versions are 5.22.5 and 5.86.0, respectively. Qt is version 5.15.2. The system is AMD w/ 8 ...
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Having apps stay open when the computer starts

Hello Running Ubuntu Mate. Is their a way to have command line applications open automatically at startup. Right now every time I restart the computer I have to open the programs manually.
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Issues With Loading Pulse Audio

For an unknown reason, ubuntu creates a white noise with my mic. To solve this I added a command to start a noise cancelation to the pulse audio file, But that does not load at startup. To load it, I ...
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what does the power management applet do on a desktop?

ok, I understand what the power management daemon does on a laptop, conserving battery power by scaling down the cpu, and dimming the screen. On a desktop however, is the power management daemon ...
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help running xrandr script at startup on ubuntu [duplicate]

i want to run this script when ubuntu starts up, does anyone know how to do it? xrandr --newmode "1920x1080_30.00" 79.75 1920 1976 2168 2416 1080 1083 1088 1102 -hsync +vsync xrandr --...
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Automatically Start up in Chrome

Im using a NUC as a kiosk, is there a way to automatically open to a chrome webpage at startup?
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How do I open terminal and run commands in it on startup and keep it open?

Tried to run batch script on terminal at startup using crontab and /etc/rc.local but they dont work. I dont know what has gone wrong as there is no log to check Here is the line on crontab @reboot ...
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UBUNTU 20.4 Application not working

My applications like brave-browser, chrome-browser, pycharm, LibreOffice and other apps are not working. It was working fine until the day before but now it doesn't open at all. It loads in the ...
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restricting access to Startup applications for non-root user

I have been trying to make it so that non-root users cannot access the startup applications preferences, which makes you select which apps start up on launch and change these settings. Is there a way ...
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How to find the location where a GNU application is stored?

I am looking for running a program automatically when Ubuntu starts up. I have installed Tint2 which is a windows style taskbar. I am following the process here for autostarting an application (Tint2) ...
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auto start nodejs app

I want to run the command node /home/makerio/Projects/red.js when my computer boots. I added the command to startup apps but it gave me an error that indicates that for some reson, it was running an ...
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Limit the available options in Control center

I wish I can run a control-center-like application with just a few very common settings in it. Language, date and time, keyboard etc. Is there any package providing that feature? Or is there a way to ...
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How to display terminals with commands on startup

I'm trying to open 2 terminals on startup. One will execute one command, and the other one will execute a different command. I already tried using Ubuntu's Startup Applications program pointing to ...
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The Discord app on linux ubuntu desktop does not start

The Discord app on linux ubuntu desktop does not start and the modal "STARTING..." keeps showing but does not start the app. PS. I am from Iran and maybe banned to use it whether from the ...
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How to run Signal Desktop in the background?

How is it possible to run Signal Desktop in the background on Ubuntu with a little icon in the taskbar at the top of the screen?
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How to make express vpn run automatically at startup

I have: Operating System: Ubuntu 20.10 KDE Plasma Version: 5.19.5 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.74.0 Qt Version: 5.14.2 Kernel Version: 5.8.0-44-generic OS Type: 64-bit Processors: 4 × Intel® Pentium® CPU ...
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Searching for a Linux command to play an audio file in the background with ZERO volume

The reason I am doing this is that my bluetooth headset disconnects a few seconds after I stop any playing audio. I noticed that if I let cmus play something in a minimized terminal window with zero ...
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How to start Dropbox after changing username?

I work on a laptop with Linux Ubuntu 20.04 and recently get the message "Dropbox can not be started. Mostly this is an authorization failure... etc". (translation message from Dutch) Even ...
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Autostart C++ compiled application upon boot

I made a C++ application. The app just gives me terminal output (just to be sure that my script has launched properly). There is no GUI. I want my app to run when my computer is booted. My script ...
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Installing Tableau in Ubuntu

I have been trying to install Tableau Public in Ubuntu 20.04. I installed Wine following the steps as mentioned in https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu. I installed Play on Linux with sudo apt install ...
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Accidentally deleted gnome keyring from startup applications. How do I get it back?

I was trying to delete Microsoft teams from the list of startup applications but I accidentally deleted something else from the list instead. I think that the program I deleted from the list was SSH ...
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Maestral doesn't start at login

I have installed Maestral and activated the "Start Maestral on login" option on preferences. But Maestral doesn't start at login. Here is the content of ~/.config/autostart/maestral-maestral....
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Startup applications never launch

I have Stacer installed, and enabled as a startup application...however no matter how many times I restart my computer it never starts up with it... Any ideas?
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How to make Ubuntu open the exact same state after restarting?

I am using Ubuntu and Windows together. Sometimes I need to use Windows, so I need to restart my computer, but since I am doing lots of things, I don't want them to be closed. For example I run VS ...
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How to run throttle stop script at startup?

I have tried this (How do I write a script that runs on startup?) to automatically run a throttle stop script at startup. But I cannot make it work. I've tried the methods (GUI app, cron job and /rc....
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two errors after starting the GNOME desktop 20.10

Hi all When the system boot is complete, there are two important error messages in ‘gome logs’. “Failed to start Application launched by gnome-session-binary.” Desktop environment and version. OS : ...
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Tried to add a command to my startup list, now it gets stuck when trying to boot up

I was working on another ubuntu problem , which required me to add a command to my startup list. Now, when I try to boot up, my OS gets stuck at this screen. Any way to fix this? I added a command ...
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Execute a command upon startup

The problem: I have some important files that I access regularly on OneDrive. So I have found a tool called rclone that allows me to mount a drive where all of my files would sync and I would have ...
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Start Firefox in Safe Mode Automatically

How can I open Firefox (version 79.0, 64-bit) in Safe Mode automatically using StartUp Applications in Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS?
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Ubuntu 20.04 applications folder

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 and it seems to be working OK so far. However I've noticed that /usr/share/applications no longer shows apps installed, in so far as you could view and run them from ...
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Skip Unneeded services in Ubuntu boot

I wish to skip following services loading in the boot of my ubuntu machine and set up manually later after login in order to spped up startup. All network related services(nmbd, network manager etc) ...
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Startup application on ubuntu 20.04

I am looking for a startup app (which opens right after the user log in) on ubuntu 20.04. If it matters, this app will show a tutorial, ideally presented via a slide show codded in html/CSS. Is ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 how to start viber-mtd minimized at tray?

Ubuntu 20.04 installing viber-mtd via Ubuntu Software and add to "Startup Aplications" for autorun on booting system. Viber start at open window. How to start viber-mtd at system tray (...
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Launching the application on startup before starting Desktop GUI

I am trying to launch an application(for example browser) on startup. I want this to be launched before Desktop GUI appears. I tried gnome-session-properties and adding the application. But it opens ...
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Make Google Keep a startup application

I am on Ubuntu 20.04 I can see Google Keep in my app tray. How can I set Google Keep as my startup application? I don't know what command needs to be added in 'Startup Applications'. I looked in /...
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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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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

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 screen.
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