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#1Postby Sparky »

If you asked me yesterday, I could've sworn I knew the answer, but the lack of caffeine isn't helping. I remember an option to start programs on boot, can't seem to fin it today How to I set a program to auto start? [SOLVED] (2)

Last edited by Sparky on Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:04 am, edited 1 time in total.

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#2Postby Stevo »

Do you want it to start at system boot, or just on the XFCE login?
If the second, you can copy its .desktop file from /usr/share/applications into the hidden .config/autostart directory in your home folder, and then go into the XFCE Session and Startup/Application Autostart settings to make sure it appears there and is set to autostart.

You can also manually create an autostart launcher in those settings, but that's a bit more trouble.

If you want to run a program at system boot, add it to /etc/rc.local. I use it to run iuvolt and set my MSI RGB keyboard colors at boot with an msi-keyboard script, otherwise they default to red.

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#3Postby Sparky »

Thanks, but wasn't there a built in app in MX to add items to autostart through a GUI?

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#4Postby Sparky »

I'd like Cairo -Dock to autostart. I've been having it that way for quiet some time. Now it doesn't start

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#5Postby towwire »

Does it show in "Settings - Session and Startup"?

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#6Postby manyroads »

Sparky wrote: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:51 pmThanks, but wasn't there a built in app in MX to add items to autostart through a GUI?

xfce offers the GUI

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#7Postby Jerry3904 »

This has come up many times on the Forum and is treated in the Users Manual: Settings > Session and Startup, Application Autostart tab.
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#8Postby Sparky »

I still can't find Cairo Dock in there to select it. I tried 'add' but I get name, folder...etc... no direct link to the app itself.

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#9Postby aledie »

@Sparky: Google doesn't help?
I just typed Cairo dock Autostart and the first finds give me:

1) Since the 2.2.0 version of the dock, it's really easy to automatically launch the dock at startup. Simply launch the dock and do a right click on it / Cairo-Dock Menu / Launch the dock at startup. .

2) if that doesn't work for you this thread on Ubuntu
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=879027
(Guess you can do similarly in MX menu Jerry mentioned (
Settings > Session and Startup, Application Autostart tab)

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#10Postby Sparky »

aledie wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:49 am@Sparky: Google doesn't help?
I just typed Cairo dock Autostart and the first finds give me:

1) Since the 2.2.0 version of the dock, it's really easy to automatically launch the dock at startup. Simply launch the dock and do a right click on it / Cairo-Dock Menu / Launch the dock at startup. .

2) if that doesn't work for you this thread on Ubuntu
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=879027
(Guess you can do similarly in MX menu Jerry mentioned (
Settings > Session and Startup, Application Autostart tab)

Cannot check myself as have no computer around now, and don't use Cairo

Thank you, I* don't use google, I use duckduckgo.com were the results aren't in the same position.
Got my answer, thanks!

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