KDE autostart programs?

Posted on 2006-05-11
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

Im running KDE 3.5.2 on Kubuntu, and i was wondering where KDE gets information 'bout which programs should start automaticaly every time i login? Im aware of the /home/(X)/.kde/Autostart but this folder is empty?
My Kmix is starting up twice (one in the tray and one on the desktop) every time i boot with a open windows on my desktop, which i have to close everytime i bootup my maschine. How do i make it stop starting up?
Question by:Shaohs
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    Try the following:

    Control Center, KDE Components, Session Manager -> On Ligin -> Start with empty session.
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    Or you can use Konqueror to startup scripts/program within you user profile. Very easy and until now I got no problems with it. Just run konqueror ->Go-> Autostart

    Copy there your scripts you would like to run when KDE starts and that is all :-))

    good luck


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    Control Center, KDE Components, Session Manager -> On Ligin -> Start with empty session. <--- tried that, only to find out that Kopete and Skype didnt startup as ussual, but it didnt make Kmix stop starting up.

    There must be a "registry" containing infos about which program should start up on each logon. As said before /.kde/Autostart is empty, and yet KLaptop, Klipper, 2 x Kmix, Kopete, and Skype loads along with KDE every time i boot.
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    Hi Shaohs,

    Check the following discussion list question, I hope it will help you:

    The link above points to one of the last comments.

    I hope it helps you. =0)
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    Try to check the links below:

    Also check if there is somethnig about Kmix in the following dir: /usr/share/autostart
    Check the files under this directory, you will find in them the following lines(example from ktip -> ktip.desktop):

    Again, I hope it helps. =0)

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