Questions tagged [startup-applications]

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

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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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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

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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19.10 newly installed but very slow operation on mid-2012 MacBook Pro 9.2

I installed Ubuntu 19.10 on a MacBookPro (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 window ...
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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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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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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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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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