I need to make a script run at startup to launch an application. How do I do this outside of the GUI (outside of settings>applications>startup)?

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You can manually add a .desktop file to ~/.config/autostart/ and this would be executed by elementary on login. This would be effectively identical to using the GUI though.

  • This is exactly what I was looking for - thank you.
    – John
    Commented Jan 5, 2020 at 4:08

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