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[SOLVED] Thunderbird Start Automatically - Peppermint Seven
« on: October 18, 2016, 02:02:03 pm »
Hi,

Just installed Thunderbird and would like it to automatically start on boot, how can I do this?

Thank you.
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Thunderbird Start Automatically - Peppermint Seven
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2016, 02:02:04 pm »
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Re: Thunderbird Start Automatically - Peppermint Seven
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 02:22:38 pm »
Hi r00t3r

Goto  Menu > Preferences > Default Applications for LXSessions

on the left hand panel choose "Autostart" and then in the right hand panel add the name of the application you wish to autostart and click the +Add

the name should be as it appears in
 
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usr/share/applications

Close the window and that should be it.

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Re: [SOLVED] Thunderbird Start Automatically - Peppermint Seven
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 07:22:30 pm »
Hi,

Was wondering how to delay the application at startup so it starts few seconds after the system boots up?

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Re: [SOLVED] Thunderbird Start Automatically - Peppermint Seven
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2016, 09:05:56 pm »
Hi,

Was wondering how to delay the application at startup so it starts few seconds after the system boots up?
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Okay let's give Thunderbird a 20 second startup delay.  First, navigate to: Menu > Preferences > Default Applications for LXSessions.  Choose Autostart from the left hand panel.  Remove, Thunderbird from the Manual autostarted applications list by clicking on the: Remove button next to it.

Open a terminal window with the following keystrokes: Ctrl+Alt+t.  Enter, (Copy and Paste) the following command in to the terminal window:
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pluma ~/.config/autostart/thunderbird.desktop
Click on Enter/Return.  In the blank document that opens, populate it by copying and pasting the following text into it:
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#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Thunderbird Mail
Type=Application
Exec=bash -c "sleep 20 ; thunderbird"
Terminal=false
Icon=thunderbird
Comment=email client by Mozilla.
NoDisplay=false
Categories=Network;Office
Save the file: (Ctrl+s) and exit Pluma: (Ctrl+q).  Reboot your machine.  Thunderbird should now open automatically after a 20 second delay, (the delay is always calculated and written in seconds).  If it doesn't, go back to the the file you just created and adjust it accordingly .  I hope this helps you - have fun  ;)!

Tip:  I find it useful to create a folder in ~/.config/autostart called UnAutostart.  If you don't need, or don't want any the *.desktop files in ~/.config/autostart.  Place them in UnAutostart rather than deleting them.  This way you don't have to recreate them if you want them again  ;).
« Last Edit: November 03, 2016, 02:28:16 am by AndyInMokum, Reason: Additional info. »
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Re: Thunderbird Start Automatically - Peppermint Seven
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2016, 03:33:30 pm »
Thank you. :)