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Old 07-21-2006, 07:02 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2005
Distribution: Debian 7
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Quickstart applications?

How can I have commonly used applications running invisibly in the background from boot-up, so that when I need them they appear faster?

I am wondering if there is some way to quickstart applications, particularly and Mozilla Firefox, in the GNOME desktop. That is to say, when GNOME starts, these applications start up at log-in and run in the background, so when I launch them, I am essentially doing a "New Window" or "New Document" action which starts much faster. Don't confuse this with having the program open when I log-in, this is not the same.

I tried an application called, but it didn't work at all. It put a menu on my panel, but none of the links for "Create new spreadsheet" worked, and still took forever to load when I ran it from the Applications menu. Also, when I quit GNOME, I received an error stating that had not been exited properly.


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