[STICKY] How-To show all startup applications in the SU menu

[STICKY] How-To show all startup applications in the SU menu

Postby Wolfman » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:27 am

Hi all,

Paste this command in a terminal then open "Startup Applications" which will now show all startup entries if you are having problems with startup apps, you can identify which apps are starting and stop them or add them if necessary:

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sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop


To add an app to startup if it is missing:

open "Startup Applications" and then on "Add" > Browse > File System > Usr > Bin > gnome-panel and then on "Open", give it a name click on "Add" and close the window.

To stop an app from starting, simply remove the tick from its box.
Startup Applications Preferences_001.jpg


"gnome-panel" is being used as an example, you might want Amarok or FireFox to start with the system!!.

*SU menu = Startup Menu

You might want to take out any file that says "Tracker" which can be a resource hog and "Zeitgeist" which starts with the system and is a type of "Spyware" in my opinion:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME_Activity_Journal

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Re: (STICKY) How-To show all startup applications in the SU

Postby madvinegar » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:10 am

Great tip WM! Thanx!
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Re: (STICKY) How-To show all startup applications in the SU

Postby madvinegar » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:59 pm

WM do you know what is the terminal command to reset the startup applications gui to default (i.e. hide the entries?)

Edit: Nevermind. It was easy to work it out. You use the same command in reverse... :D

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sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=false/NoDisplay=true/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop
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Re: [STICKY] How-To show all startup applications in the SU

Postby abctmp88 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:17 am

I tried to run this command in the terminal:
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sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

but....

Nothing happened!
-> is it not applicable in ZorinOS11?

Thanks for any kind of help!
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