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Chapter 8. Configuring Your GNOME Desktop
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8.18. Sessions Preferences

8.18.c. Configuring Startup Applications

Use the Startup Programs tabbed section of the Sessions preference tool to specify non-session-managed startup applications. Startup applications are applications that start automatically when you start a session. You specify the commands that run the non-session-managed applications in the Startup Programs tabbed section. The commands execute automatically when you log in.

You can also start session-managed applications automatically. For more information, see the section called Setting Session Preferences.

Table 8.21, Startup Programs Preferences lists the startup applications preferences that you can modify.

Table 8.21. Startup Programs Preferences

Dialog Element


Additional startup programs

Use this table to manage non-session-managed startup applications as follows:

  • To add a startup application, click on the Add button. The Add Startup Program dialog is displayed. Enter the command to start the application in the Startup Command field.

    If you specify more than one startup application, use the Priority spin box to specify the startup order of the each application. The startup order is the order in which you want the startup applications to start.

  • To edit a startup application, select the startup application, then click on the Edit button. The Edit Startup Program dialog is displayed. Use the dialog to modify the command and the startup order for the startup application.

  • To delete a startup application, select the startup application, then click on the Delete button.

(Next: Sound Preferences)

Chapter 8. Configuring Your Desktop
Table of Contents

8.1. Assistive Technology Preferences

8.2. CD Database Preferences

8.3. Desktop Background Preferences

8.4. File Management Preferences

8.5. Font Preferences
      8.5.a. Previewing a Font
      8.5.b. Adding a TrueType Font

8.6. Login Photo Preferences

8.7. Keyboard Accessibility Preferences
      8.7.a. Basic Preferences
      8.7.b. Filter Preferences
      8.7.c. Mouse Preferences

8.8. Keyboard Preferences
      8.8.a. Keyboard Preferences
      8.8.b. Keyboard Layouts Preferences
      8.8.c. Keyboard Layout Options
      8.8.d. Typing Break Preferences

8.9. Keyboard Shortcuts Preferences

8.10. Menus & Toolbars Preferences

8.11. Mouse Preferences
      8.11.a. Buttons Preferences
      8.11.b. Pointer Preferences
      8.11.c. Motion Preferences

8.12. Multimedia Systems Selector

8.13. Network Proxy Preferences

8.14. Preferred Applications
      8.14.a. Web Browser Preferences
      8.14.b. Email Client Preferences
      8.14.c. Text Editor Preferences
      8.14.d. Terminal Preferences

8.15. Remote Desktop Preferences

8.16. Screen Resolution Preferences

8.17. Screensaver Preferences

8.18. Sessions Preferences
      8.18.a. Setting Session Preferences
      8.18.b. Setting Session Properties
      8.18.c. Configuring Startup Applications (you are here)

8.19. Sound Preferences
      8.19.a. General Sound Preferences
      8.19.b. Sound Event Preferences
      8.19.c. System Bell Settings

8.20. Theme Preferences
      8.20.a. To Create a Custom Theme
      8.20.b. To Install a New Theme
      8.20.c. To Install a New Theme Option
      8.20.d. To Delete a Theme Option
      8.20.e. Previewing Themes

8.21. Windows Preferences

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