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Title: Where Are The Startup Applications Found Within Peppermint? (SOLVED)
Post by: perknh on June 13, 2014, 07:27:37 am
 
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...I enable "Certificate and Key Storage" at startup.
-- VinDSL

How does one get to Startup Applications within Peppermint?

I did look at my Task Manager, but I didn't see anything I could recognize related to Startup.  Also, Preferred Applications seemed to offer nothing to help me find Peppermint's Startup Applications.

Where are the Startup Applications found within Peppermint?

I'm at a loss here as to what to do in order to find Peppermint's Startup Applications.

Thank you,

perknh
Title: Re: Where Are The Startup Applications Found Within Peppermint?
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 13, 2014, 07:42:37 am
In this case....

menu > Preferences > Desktop Session Settings > Automatically Started Applications (tab)

and tick "Certificate and Key Storage"
Title: Re: Where Are The Startup Applications Found Within Peppermint?
Post by: perknh on June 13, 2014, 08:10:28 am
Thank you, PCNetSpec and VinDSL,

I never knew about any of this at all.

Thank you very much,

perknh

 8)

Title: Re: Where Are The Startup Applications Found Within Peppermint? (SOLVED)
Post by: sandstormzach on June 23, 2014, 10:42:15 pm
Speaking of startup applications, is there a way to make Conky run at startup?
Title: Re: Where Are The Startup Applications Found Within Peppermint? (SOLVED)
Post by: VinDSL on June 23, 2014, 11:11:56 pm
Speaking of startup applications, is there a way to make Conky run at startup?

I use a small shell script with 30-seconds delay (90-seconds on a slow machine) to start Conky...

Filename:  conky-autostart-30sec-delay.sh

Path:  /home/<your username>/.config/autostart/conky-autostart-30sec-delay.sh

Code: [Select]
#!/bin/sh
sleep 30
display=:0.0 conky
I autostart this shell script, at startup, using a desktop config file...

Filename:  conky-autostart.desktop

Path:  /home/<your username>/.config/autostart/conky-autostart.desktop

Code: [Select]
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Conky Autostart
Comment=Run Conky delay script
Exec=/home/<your username>/.config/autostart/conky-autostart-30sec-delay.sh
Terminal=false

Enable at startup using the instructions above.  Tick the entry called "Conky Autostart".

There are other ways of doing this (combining the shell script + desktop config file, for instance) but that's the method that works best for me, i.e. for the way I do things, e.g. I like to over-engineer everything.    ;D
Title: Re: Where Are The Startup Applications Found Within Peppermint? (SOLVED)
Post by: sandstormzach on June 23, 2014, 11:28:21 pm
Thanks for the tip! I just found where the autostart applications are kept in Peppermint 5 though, so I don't think I'll bother doing that.  ;D
Title: Re: Where Are The Startup Applications Found Within Peppermint? (SOLVED)
Post by: VinDSL on June 23, 2014, 11:34:03 pm
Thanks for the tip! I just found where the autostart applications are kept in Peppermint 5 though, so I don't think I'll bother doing that.  ;D

You're welcome.

Good luck with that...   ;)
Title: Re: Where Are The Startup Applications Found Within Peppermint? (SOLVED)
Post by: prgramly on August 28, 2014, 11:00:29 am
Thanks for the tip! I just found where the autostart applications are kept in Peppermint 5 though, so I don't think I'll bother doing that.  ;D

SOOoooo, where are the autostart applications kept in Pppnt 5?
Title: Re: Where Are The Startup Applications Found Within Peppermint? (SOLVED)
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 28, 2014, 11:34:42 am
Thanks for the tip! I just found where the autostart applications are kept in Peppermint 5 though, so I don't think I'll bother doing that.  ;D

SOOoooo, where are the autostart applications kept in Pppnt 5?

It *may* be easier to do it by example .. what are you trying to autostart ?

If there's a menu item for it, you can normally just copy the applications .desktop file from
/usr/share/applications
to your
~/.config/autostart
directory.
Title: Re: Where Are The Startup Applications Found Within Peppermint?
Post by: iamesperambient on August 28, 2014, 01:44:01 pm
In this case....

menu > Preferences > Desktop Session Settings > Automatically Started Applications (tab)

and tick "Certificate and Key Storage"

interesting i actually dont have t his option in my preferences tab
i have desktop preferences but i dont see 'desktop sessions settings' i was
actually looking for the same thing. INteresting. and im also using peppermint 5
Title: Re: Where Are The Startup Applications Found Within Peppermint? (SOLVED)
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 28, 2014, 03:37:59 pm
See the date of that posting .. that was Peppermint 4
Title: Re: Where Are The Startup Applications Found Within Peppermint? (SOLVED)
Post by: iamesperambient on August 28, 2014, 08:33:04 pm
ok sorry i didnt notice!!!! well thats good now i know haha sorry!
Title: Re: Where Are The Startup Applications Found Within Peppermint? (SOLVED)
Post by: prgramly on September 01, 2014, 11:31:48 am
Thanks for the tip! I just found where the autostart applications are kept in Peppermint 5 though, so I don't think I'll bother doing that.  ;D

SOOoooo, where are the autostart applications kept in Pppnt 5?

It *may* be easier to do it by example .. what are you trying to autostart ?

If there's a menu item for it, you can normally just copy the applications .desktop file from
/usr/share/applications
to your
~/.config/autostart
directory.

ok - i did that - even used the GUI to do it and it worked, but i would not describe that as an intuitive way to accomplish this task. you have to know the secret handshake. looks like Peppermint 4 was more user friendly in this regard.
Title: Re: Where Are The Startup Applications Found Within Peppermint? (SOLVED)
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 01, 2014, 05:29:50 pm
looks like Peppermint 4 was more user friendly in this regard.

Can't see how ?

What did Peppermint 4 have that helped autostart apps ? .. it had lxsession-edit (which can be installed in peppermint 5 too, though it's function is already duplicated in lxsession-default-apps) but that didn't allow you to ADD autostart items, just enable/disable a few system services)
In fact Peppermint 5 has lxsession-default-apps (menu > Preferences > Default applications for LXSession) where you *can* manually add autostart items as long as you know the command to start them.

Granted, there's no GUI kinda "drag'n'drop this to autostart it" .. but you only need to know 2 folder locations to achieve this, same as you did in Peppermint 4 .. I'd say the Peppermint 5 system is slightly more powerful

Or am I missing something ?
Title: Re: Where Are The Startup Applications Found Within Peppermint? (SOLVED)
Post by: prgramly on September 04, 2014, 04:12:26 pm
looks like Peppermint 4 was more user friendly in this regard.
In fact Peppermint 5 has lxsession-default-apps (menu > Preferences > Default applications for LXSession) where you *can* manually add autostart items as long as you know the command to start them.


ah there it is - that was what i asked for on 8/28 , but instead got the secret handshake method. alas, i understand now why the other method was suggested since LXSession/autostart tab is not very intuitive either.
not trying to be difficult here - thank you for the input. There may not be an intuitive way for a user to pick apps to automatically start at system startup.
Title: Re: Where Are The Startup Applications Found Within Peppermint? (SOLVED)
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 04, 2014, 05:12:12 pm
I attempted to answer your question the best way I saw fit .. sorry it didn't meet your expectations .. won't happen again.
Title: Re: Where Are The Startup Applications Found Within Peppermint? (SOLVED)
Post by: iamesperambient on September 04, 2014, 05:56:10 pm
conky manager saved my life with out it i dont think i could have figured out how to get conky to autostart