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Old 12-03-2010, 01:28 AM   #1
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open apps at boot automatically


Hi!

Is there a way (in Ubuntu) to open applications automatically after login (and maybe after a couple of seconds) so that they are automatically placed (in sequence) on a particular portion of the screen and assigned to a particular desktop number?

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Old 12-03-2010, 03:13 AM   #2
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System > Preferences > Startup Applications > Options tab in Ubuntu.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 04:46 AM   #3
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Hi!

Is there a way (in Ubuntu) to open applications automatically after login (and maybe after a couple of seconds) so that they are automatically placed (in sequence) on a particular portion of the screen and assigned to a particular desktop number?

Best,

unihiekka.
For the placement (and desktop number, etc.) look into "devilspie". The gnome WM (metacity) can't even do this, so you have to resort to another application to get it done. There's info around on how to set it up.

To add applications at startup follow the instructions from the other poster above. You will need to add devilspie there as well
 
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:14 AM   #4
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You will need to add it to one of your rc.d files ,log in as root and edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local ( add # your program nam ).
the best way is to create a shell script witch will(especially if you need to handle time) do it for you and add the script to rc.local.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 09:25 AM   #5
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You will need to add it to one of your rc.d files ...
That's for starting a program during boot; unihiekka asked about starting a program on logging in to a desktop environment.
 
  


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