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What is the standard content in ~/.config/autostart in F21/Gnome3.14? [closed]

asked 2015-02-12 16:55:13 -0500

florian gravatar image

updated 2015-02-13 09:54:34 -0500

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Hi, I came across ~/.config/autostart and was surprised that I did have three entries there.

  • One was owncloud - that's a relict from former systems and most likely got copied with backups.

Surprisingly I also found:

  • shutter.desktop, and
  • user-dirs-update-gtk.desktop

Here is my question: Why should shutter or xdg-user-dirs-gtk-update be executed every time I log in?

Do you think those two are hangover from previous Gnome systems, or are they supposed to be there?


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answered 2015-02-19 08:29:37 -0500

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I just installed F21 on a fresh laptop, and ~/.config/autostart doesn't even get created by default. So perhaps that is stuff from your old backups?

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Thanks for this reference - most likely it's from a backup.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-02-19 12:10:41 -0500 )edit

Rename the file to ~/.config/autostart.old then log out and back in to see if it makes a difference. If not, you're good to go; if you have problems, restore the file's name and try again.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-02-19 16:40:20 -0500 )edit

@sideburn: Thanks, that's what I did. Nothing seemed to be different or not working.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-02-19 17:27:42 -0500 )edit

Is this also the right way to start programs by default? I'd like to have transmission and empathy always runnning after login.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-02-19 17:28:31 -0500 )edit

Yes. Just copy any one of the relevant .desktop files from /usr/share/applications/ and place them there.

HoboPrimate gravatar imageHoboPrimate ( 2015-02-19 18:08:43 -0500 )edit

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