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Offline HannahIsabelle

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Auto Start Applications
« on: May 29, 2017, 11:55:25 pm »
Hey,
Is there a way to set up auto starting apps such as Skype and Evolution. In Antergos I was able to I want to not have to start these myself everytime I reboot my computer
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Re: Auto Start Applications
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 12:57:40 am »
Hi Hannahisabelle,

You need to go to the menu - then all applications and then Change the Default Applications on LXDE.

When that opens as LXSessions configuration on the left had side look for Autostart and click that.

You will then see a section for Manual autostarted applications - in the empty box type the name of the application you wish to auto start and click the large "+add" to the left. The application name will appear above and the box will be blank again for you to add another application.

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Re: Auto Start Applications
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 03:47:31 am »
Hi Hannahisabelle in addition to zebedeeboss's method, you can simply copy the .desktop file of your chosen package from either:
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/usr/share/applications
or from:
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/home/<user>/.local/share/applications
into:
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/home/<user>/.config/autostart
This can be easily done from the CLI, or by using the Nemo file manager.  Hitting F3 will give you a temporary split screen.  You can make this permanent in Nemo

Edit > preferences > Behaviour > Behaviour > Aways start in dual-pane view

Using the split screen and the right mouse button makes managing directories and files very simple  ;).

 
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