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How to autostart applications on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software N/A
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to autostart applications on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions


  1. First step is to make sure that gnome-session-properties command is available on the Ubuntu system. To do so make sure that the gnome-startup-applications package is installed. To do so execute:
    $ sudo apt install gnome-startup-applications
    
  2. Next, via activities menu search for startupkeyword:

    Click on the Startup Applications Preferences to begin the autostart applications configuration.
  3. Hit Add button to add new application to the autostart list