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Remember to check /etc/xdg/autostart for things mysteriously auto-starting on Openbox

Posted 11-10-2020 at 05:44 PM by the dsc
Updated 11-10-2020 at 05:49 PM by the dsc

Sometimes there's some program somehow auto-starting, you want to either to not have it auto-starting or change some environment variable, then you don't see it anywhere on Openbox' own autostart, or on other possible autostart-like scripts on the home folder, like ~/.config/autostart, maybe .Xsessionrc and the like, and google's results end up in threads of people asking the same question and not finding any answer... and only after a reasonable amount of time you remember there's /etc/xdg/autostart, which is kind of a ~/.config/autostart for all users at once.

I think there's even an environment variable or something that disables it for an user or desktop session, which may even make things more confusing if you're used not to have it and forgot you had it disabled, which makes one more prone to forget that it even existed.

GLOBALAUTOSTART="" -- for openbox, this environment variable being [un]set soon enough would disable /etc/xdg/autostart from being used. The proper place would be the "environment" file itself.
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