[ubuntu-uk] proggrame

James Westby jw+debian at jameswestby.net
Mon Sep 15 13:18:00 BST 2008

On Mon, 2008-09-15 at 13:05 +0100, Fintan Gaughan wrote:

> On my ubuntu box at home there are three users wife ,mine and the
> kids.
> I instaled a programm called Dropbox  www.getdropbox.com/  and it pops
> up for me to enter  user name and pass word etc and was happy with it.
> how ever logging into kids or wife account same thing happens and they
> have no use for it clicking cancel and it keeps coming back up.
> How do i disable it?


I'm just guessing here, but it probably installs an autostart session

If you go to System->Preferences->Session, is it listed in "Startup

If so, then you can disable it on each account where you don't want it.

If you want to disable it by default then you need to find the .desktop
file, it may be in /etc/xdg/autostart, where you can edit to add


to the end. I don't know how to do this for other DEs.

You could also talk to the dropbox people about having a better system
in place to handle this.



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