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Old 07-05-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Auto open and arrange terminal and editor on login

I am hoping someone can tell me this can be done and how to do it.
Every time I log into linux I open three terminal windows and one gedit window. I arrange the terminals one atop the other on one side of the screen and the gedit window takes up the other half of the screen.

I would like the desktop arrangement to come up automatically when I log in. Does anyone know how to do this?

Old 07-05-2013, 05:33 PM   #2
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Don't have a clear answer for you, but I think the best solution will depend on what desktop environment & window manager you are using.
I think some Desktop Environments also have options to restart applications that were open at the time of the last shutdown.

For the terminal emulator windows you could put a section into your autostart script the opens the windows. I have never used it, but there seem to be a couple of useful options, which again might also depend on what terminal emulator you are using.
E.g. this looks like something that might help you.
Old 07-05-2013, 06:22 PM   #3
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There is an Autostart folder in the /home/user hidden .kde folder where you can put a script. Since you are using gedit, you probably aren't using kde. Take a look at the link below for info on Unity or Gnome, second post:

We're just guessing here because you neglected to indicate which Desktop you are using as well as the distribution of Linux,


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