Lubuntu Autostart Programs

Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | Posted by Aaron Hampshire | Labels: , ,
Lubuntu 11.04+
If you need an application or process to automatically start at login in Lubuntu, you simply need to copy and paste applications from your applications folder into your autostart folder.

In your file browser, navigate to the applications folder:
/usr/share/applications
Find your targeted autostart program and copy it by secondary-clicking or CNTRL-c.
Next, navigate your file manager to the autostart folder:
~/.config/autostart
Paste your application by secondary-clicking or CTRL-v.
That's it! This can be used to autostart Dropbox, Docky, etc.

If you want to autostart a process instead, you'll need to create a separate .desktop file that executes the process you want. A simple file that opens alsamixer looks like this:
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Type=Application
Name=Alsa Mixer
Exec=alsamixer
You can change the Name and Exec to whatever you want. Save it as filename.desktop.

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