how to setup up start up programs

Magnus Therning magnus at
Thu Jun 30 20:34:10 UTC 2005

On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 02:03:12PM -0400, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
>On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 10:58:03PM +0500, Mustafa Abbasi wrote:
>>i wanted to setup azureus and firefox to start whenever i start gnome.
>>like startup in windows.  any idea how to do this in ubuntu.  it can
>>be done in fedora's gnome but i can't figure out how to do it in
>I thought all GNOMEs were created equal. Maybe Fedora's on a
>different version.
>Anyway, it's unintuitive, but here's what you do:
>System menu ->
>Preferences ->
>Sessions ->
>"Startup Programs" tab ->
>"Add" button

You might also want to check out the "saving session" feature. Basically
it'll do its very best to make sure that the programs that are running
at the time you log out will greet you when you log in the next time.

You can turn it on permanently in System->Preferences->Sessions, just
tick "Automatically save changes to session". If you want to make a
choice every time you log out you check "Ask on logout".


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