Ubuntu – What happened to to the startup application preferences


in 11.04 I can go to system->preferences ->startup applications
and do things like uncheck Gnome Login Sound
when I open Startup Applications in 11.10 the screen is empty

Best Answer

  • The behavior I've discovered is the same as KDEs (local .desktops override system ones) so to be able to deselect/select items in 'Startup Applications' do this:

    mkdir -p ~/.config/autostart # If not already created
    cd ~/.config/autostart
    cp /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop .
    sed -i "s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g" *.desktop

    Then pick your Startup Applications from the Startup Applications control panel. From there, "Log Out/Login" to apply (thanks to duffydack).