Ubuntu – Adding Skype to start-up programs


I use the command below to automatically open and sign in Skype from a terminal:

$echo myusername mypassword | skype --pipelogin

But when I put the exact command in Startup Apllications…nothing happens when I login in to Ubuntu (Unity).

What could be the problem?

Best Answer

To make Skype auto-login when it starts launch Skype, then login with the automatic login tick box selected (I have highlighted the bit which you will need to tick in the bottom right hand corner):

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After you have completed that part, you can then do as @Harris says to make Skype launch automatically when you login:

Move your skype.desktop file into your autostart folder with:

cp /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop ~/.config/autostart/

And you shouldn't need to make the skype.desktop file executable for it to work.

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