I have an AppImage executable file which I need to run on startup. I have given the file permissions to execute, it is currently 764.

To open the application from terminal, I just the type the path, and it starts. I entered this path as a Custom Command in Settings->Applications->Startup . But it doesn't open on startup. How do i do this?

  • If you execute the same command through terminal, does it work correctly, or do you get an error message? Commented Mar 1, 2017 at 18:07
  • @RyanDeBeasi It works correctly. I was able to get it working by locating the .desktop file and copying it to autostart folder.
    – thegreyd
    Commented Mar 2, 2017 at 17:31

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Got it working by copying the relevant .desktop file from ~/.local/share/applications/ to ~/.config/autostart.

The AppImage I downloaded, when run the first time, gave an option to add shortcut file, which is how the .desktop file got in the local folder.

Thanks to this answer.

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