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Questions tagged [startup-applications]

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

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How to restore nvidia X server as startup application

I was recently tooling around with the Xbox controller program, trying to see if I could get it to start without "sudo". After adding it as a start up program with no luck, I deleted the profile but I ...
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How to start chrony at boot with Ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 16.04 and want to start chrony on every boot. chkconfig does not work for me.
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How to reset the font of dock in Ubuntu 18? Installed nerd font [duplicate]

After I installed the Nerd Font, the font of the dock, right top menu, and the show application become wired. The spaces between the letters is too wide. How can I reset it?
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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 in gnome-session-properties vs. gnome-tweaks

In Gnome 3.28 on Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 there are startup applications listed in both gnome-tweaks and in gnome-session-properties. On my system some applications are listed in both, others only in gnome-...
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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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Running startup application in background

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on my PC, I set AutoKey and Easystroke as startup applications. Easystroke always runs in the background but AutoKey pops up a dialog after rebooting. How can I make it only ...
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Free Cloud Storage Multiple Account manager program

I just want to get use of the capacity of Dropbox, Google, ODrive etc... free cloud astorages plans in a simple way. Is there any program which configures a single directory to be syncronished with ...
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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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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS problem with OpendTect 6.2.0 launching

I am struggling to start OpendTect 6.2.0. Installing it went fine, but then when I try to launch it using: ~/OpendTect/6.2.0/start_dtect I get the following: Segmentation fault It would be ...
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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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starting my c++ console program with startup applications

On ubuntu 16.04, I've made small GUI with c++ and ncurses. Result an .o file. How do I run that on login with startup applications, and what is required for this to work? I've tried this: [Desktop ...
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How to backup Startup Applications?

I have some programs I have added to the Startup-Applications list and they all work fine at start up. I'd like to back up those entries but I cannot find them. I searched online and found that /etc/...
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ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS, xenial, apps not start

In last some days apps not start neither from Menu nor from tray icons nor from /usr/share/applications. There are some exceptions: LXTerminal, PacManFM, Task Manager, Monitor Settings... But about 90%...
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Is there a command to start a program after a delay? [duplicate]

Is there a command to start a program after a delay? Something like shutdown 0 for firefox where firefox launch after a delay. I was following this tutorial where it says adding sleep 150 adds a ...
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PulseAudio problems

I have been working on the OS (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) for a year more or less, and everything worked perfectly, but since few days audio icon disappeared, and I was no able to manage any audio setting, so ...
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Start Skype in background [duplicate]

I would like to start Skype in the background in the startup. I installed Skype with Software included in Gnome 16.04. I succeed to add it to the startup but I don't know how to avoid to have the ...
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How can I make different windows appear on specified workspaces on startup?

(Running 17.10 with Gnome) So, I like having a few windows in set positions and workspaces at all times. But it's tedious to move them all manually every time. I've got some in the Startup ...
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How to make a tilda screen always on back as part of wallpaper

I'm using tilda on 17.10 in order to create a terminal as part of my wallpaper. I have most of the graphics down (a fitting color scheme, transparent background etc. ). However one thing I can't get ...
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How to reopen all programs after a powerdown because of low battery

For a week I've now started using Ubuntu on my laptop as my main OS for work. Sometimes my laptop battery is finished, so it get's powered off. I'm not sure whether it does so in a somewhat graceful ...
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Disabling numlock in session startup does not work

I am trying to disable my numlock key using the following command numlockx off && xmodmap -e "keycode 77 = """ It works so I wanted to this command to be run automatically at the start of ...
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Startup applications not starting on user login, KDE messed it up!

Everything was running fine until yesterday when I installed KDE Plasma on my Ubuntu 17.10 desktop. I have a bunch of startup applications which I set to start upon my login. After installing KDE, I ...
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Startup Applications didn't run my script

I add an item in Startup Applications as follows: Edit Start up Program I repeat the command here, for your convenience: gnome-terminal --command "sleep 30;export PATH=$PATH:/home/erik/Downloads/...
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Dropbox disappears from Startup Applications upon reboot in Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to get Dropbox to run on startup. Checking the box in the Settings of the program "Start Dropbox on system startup" does nothing. I've tried including Dropbox in the Startup Applications ...
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Where is defined this service used to start a program?

I am not so into Linux and I have the following problem. I am working on n Ubuntu 16.04 system. In this system I have a program that it is started from the command line in this way: service wso2ei ...
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Run a Python GUI Application on Startup with Sudo Rights

I have an Python Executable which has to be launched with sudo Rights on Start up. Things i Tried: a.Added the Sudo rights in /etc/sudoers sudoer file b.Added the Path in the Startup Application ...
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How can I add a program to Startup Applications using a python script? [duplicate]

I want to add a python script to startup using another python script. Is there a way to do that?
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How to enable “Autostart Applications” in main admin account - disabled in previous session; also main menu/ribbon button is disabled?

In Ubuntu 16.04 i have no menu/ribbon buttons (i have earlier disabled to save on space and i always access my app's with Alt-F2). Recently, I have accidentally, disabled Default "Autostart ...
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Startup Indicator 16.04

360 Total Security has a feature that announces the end of startup activity on PC. Is it possible to have the same in Ubuntu as well ? 360 TS even shows the time taken to complete the startup process. ...
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What is kerneloops applet in the Startup Application Preferences?

I found this startup application in Ubuntu 17.10 and I am wondering what it's for.
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Run command with spaces on startup

I am trying to run a search engine on my localhost using elasticsearch. I need to have it running on the background and during startup. I didn't have any issues running elasticsearch on the ...
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Installed Ubuntu software is not showing

I installed Ubuntu on my Intel i3 NUC box with optane memory and 1TB regular hard disk. Provided 50GB space for Ubuntu and installed. After the installing progress bar finished, it asked me to restart ...
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How are applications automatically launched at boot if they are not registered as services

I have downloaded and started jetbrain toolbox executable once and now every time I boot my Ubuntu, I can instantly see jetbrains indicator. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, I just want to figure out ...
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RescueTime asks for first time login every time Ubuntu starts [closed]

I love the RescueTime productivity app. I use the browser version and the desktop version of RescueTime to track my activities. As you might see below, I have RescueTime as one of the applications ...
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Disable gnome-software from loading at startup

Gnome-software, which is one of the top memory consumers, is being loaded at startup and thus decreasing boot time. I rarely use gnome-software, and on most boot-ups it is useless. However there is ...
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Setting up autostart application in Xubuntu

I have a problem with a startup application. I have a miner (EWBF 0.3.4b) located in /home/kriszcash/Desktop/0.3.4b/. When I start the computer, I need to open a terminal and run cd /home/kriszcash/...
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Is it possible to mount a partition as a common depository for users with the same relative path? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu system at an SS disk and I have a lot of files that need also another (mechanical) disk. I wish users to access a common depository partition with identical relative path from ...