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    Where is the startup directory in Hardy?


    I need to park a utility (Glipper) in the startup directory so that it will load when Ubuntu starts up. There is nothing in the help system about where it is. Can anyone tell me?

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    If you are using Gnome desktop you can open System > Preference > Sessions and add it to your startup programs. If you are using KDE I believe it is .kde/Autostart (at least it used to be).

    I think a more general way in more modern desktops is to add a launcher icon (desktop file) to ~/.config/autostart/ where ~ represents your home directory. As far as I know this is independent of the desktop environment you are using.

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    Where is the Startup Directory in Hardy?

    I learned from a posting in Ubuntu Forums that Glipper is one of those utilities that operates from the panel at the top of the screen. You put it there by right-clicking on the panel and choosing Clipboard Manager among the many goodies to add. It works.

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    Ah right it was a panel applet

    Glad you got it sorted out

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    Is this the directory you're looking for?
    There's also a startup directory, as in Windows and KDE:
    Customize Ubuntu / Gnome LiveCD - startup, autostart directory | Jon Ramvi . com

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