Starting applications at logon time

Ben Steeves bcs at
Fri Nov 21 17:40:48 UTC 2003

On Fri, 2003-11-21 at 13:32, Ken Chamberlain wrote:
> Is there anyway to automatically start applications when logging on to
> the graphical logon (X, gnome or KDE or whatever)?  By that I mean when
> you logon via the graphical logon screen into X (Gnome or KDE), having
> x-apps like gaim and evolution automatically start.  I know about
> ~/.bash_profile, but if I put something in there it would also start
> when I ssh or scp into that host (which I don't want).  I was thinking
> along the lines of windows idea of Start > Programs > Startup, but it
> doesn't need to be that easy.

Ah, but it *is* that easy: Preferences->More Preferences->Sessions.


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