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13th March 2007, 07:27 PM
Hi all,

Have just switched from windows - am used to putting a shortcut link in the startup folder to get things to happen eg load your email client when you boot up the machine.

Googled, but do not know the linux terminology, can someone point me in the right direction of how to do this in fedora 6

Many thanks


13th March 2007, 09:22 PM
Depends on what desktop environment you are using, KDE, Gnome?

paul matthijsse
13th March 2007, 09:36 PM
look for Sessions in the menu's, there you can say that certain apps must load at start-up; other method is to say (in the same Session thing): remember session. That way it reloads programs that are active when you shut down during the next startup, except for the Firefox browser and some other progs. Still another way is to suspend your computer instead of shutting down, that way your desktop loads again at resume.

14th March 2007, 03:06 AM
Yup, you can also open your home folder then click on View>Show Hidden Files, and find the .config/autostart/ folder for gnome, if you're using KDE then it's in .kde/.