There is no handy tool to control startup in GNOME 3. If you want to add a custom command to
startup, you have to create file
~/.config/autostart/file.desktop manually. This
simple program written in C++ and GTK 3 provides user friendly graphical interface for
startup managing. The program is designed especially for GNOME 3, however it can also be
used in any other desktop environment.
If you are using Debian/Ubuntu, you can install the application from package
sudo dpkg -i startup-settings-amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i startup-settings-i386.deb
If you've installed the package, you don't need to build the program from source code, go to usage.
- Installing dependencies
sudo apt-get install g++ make git libgtk-3-dev
sudo pacman -S gcc git make gtk3
sudo pacman -S gcc-multilib git make gtk3
git clone https://github.com/hant0508/startup-settings.git
- Installing application
sudo make install
To save the disk space, you can delete all the downloaded files and dependencies after the installation.
After the installation you can find the program in application menu or run
startup-settings in terminal.
Enter startup command into the
Command field. It can be:
- full path to file:
- relative path to file in your your home directory:
- command from $PATH:
Depending on the window manager, you can also use drag-and-drop. GNOME 3 allow even drag and drop files.
|Usage on GNOME 3||Drag and drop on GNOME 3|
|KDE 5||Cinnamon 3||XFCE 4|
If you have any problems with the application, open an issue. Write me at email, if you have no GitHub account.