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    Fedora 28 - startup application

    Is there any way to configure specific applications to startup automatically every time you login?
    Specifically, I am look to have terminal open every time I login.
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    Re: Fedora 28 - startup application

    ~/.config/autostart/.desktop

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    Re: Fedora 28 - startup application

    Quote Originally Posted by dodona
    ~/.config/autostart/.desktop
    That worked. Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Fedora 28 - startup application

    Can someone actually explain what is to be done? Just throwing a path at me doesn't help me. Sorry if I'm a noob, but I'm a noob and this stuff isn't obvious.
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    Re: Fedora 28 - startup application

    Quote Originally Posted by ignatirabo
    Can someone actually explain what is to be done? Just throwing a path at me doesn't help me. Sorry if I'm a noob, but I'm a noob and this stuff isn't obvious.
    Thanks.
    A name.desktop file is a structured text file that can launch a program file. If you look in /usr/share/applications/ directory and examine some of the *.desktop files there in any text editor or viewer you will see the structure of this type of file and you can easily create one yourself.

    You don't mention which Fedora release and Desktop environment you are using. The standard is "Workstation" (Gnome), I personally use Xfce, which allows you to configure autostart programs from the Settings menu. I think most DE's (desktop environments) have some configuration function to do this. Creating a .desktop file manually and placing it in ~/.config/autostart is just one way to do this. Note that the "~" in the path is a shortcut for /home/you. The .config directory, because it begins with a dot (period) makes it a hidden file (one of many) in your home directory.

    Also, some DE's, such as Xfce, allow you to save your current session when shutting down, so that any open applications not closed at shutdown will be there when you log in again. So please specify which Fedora release and which desktop environment you are using so that others might be better able to guide you for that specific case.

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    Re: Fedora 28 - startup application

    You need to copy the .desktop file for the application you want to auto start into ~/.config/autostart/

    With Gnome to do it via graphics interface you can run the gnome tweaks application. If not installed, install "tweaks" from "Software" (or sudo dnf install gnome-tweaks) then run it. You can then select "Startup Applications" from the tweaks menu and then select whatever you want to run from there. That will just copy the .desktop file for you.
    Last edited by hogweed; 14th November 2018 at 04:56 PM.

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