BrainStorm Cool Tip: Easily Adding Startup Programs


By: brainstm

February 6, 2006 12:00 am





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Easily Adding Startup Programs

You can easily make any program begin when you startup your GNOME desktop by following these steps:

  1. From the System menu, select Personal Settings.
  2. Double-click the Sessions icon in the System Settings area.
  3. Click the Startup Programs tab.

  4. Click Add.
  5. Enter the program’s Startup command, or Browse for the startup file.
  6. Use the Order spin box to set the order in which the program will start up or leave the setting at 50 for the application to start after all essential applications.

  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Close.
  9. The program will automatically start the next time you log into your GNOME desktop.
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