Startup Applications in Ubuntu

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Startup Applications in Ubuntu

There are always programs we wish to automatically run when the PC boots up.

In Windows there is a Startup folder where we can place program shortcuts.

In Ubuntu, we have a little utility for that purpose...

In earlier versions of Ubuntu, it was System > Preferences > Sessions, but from Jaunty it has been renamed as System > Preferences > Startup Applications.

You can start the tool from commandline using the command

gnome-session-properties

Startup Programs
You can add / remove startup programs from here.
Add your favorite browser or chat client by clicking Add. Specify the name and command to use (eg. firefox %u).
If you don't need some programs in startup, just Remove them.

Options
In the Options tab, there is a checkbox to specify whether Ubuntu should remember the running applications from previous login.

PS: You can add the commands directly into ~/.profile file and they will be executed at startup.

See also... » Internet Explorer in Ubuntu

» Torrent in Ubuntu

» Mounting FAT32 Partitions with Full User Permission in Ubuntu

» Yahoo Messenger! in Ubuntu

» Backup Ubuntu Applications - Tutorial

» Upgraded to Jaunty Jackalope

» Ubuntu Crashed Twice


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