Originally Posted by HaydnH
I don't use Mate, but it might be nice to post "where you least expected it" for other people finding this post at a later date.
Here is the sequence of menu selections:
Being located in Startup Applications
is really strange, because most of the programs that I started, were not a result of being in this startup list. Things like terminals. I start them by clicking on the icon on the top bar.
IMHO, a better place for the option is when you are actually logging out. A check box can be placed in the logout GUI, that is remembered.
have not tested that this actually works yet.