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How can I let applications start up automatically while booting?

Adding applications to autostart using the GUI Starting applications automatically in elementary OS is as easy as in Windows, if not even easier. Open System Settings Click at Applications and ...
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Turn off bluetooth by default on start up

At @Life's suggestion, I checked out this post. The solution was quite easy and worked like a charm (Thanks, @Life!). In the terminal, I typed sudo nano /etc/rc.local which opened that file in the ...
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How can I let applications start up automatically while booting?

Sure there is! Open System Settings -> Applications -> Startup tab. Click on the + icon in the lower left corner. Find the app you want. Done!
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How to setup your NTFS drives/partitions to mount on elementary OS startup?

Easy to set up using fstab. Run sudo blkid and you should get something like this: /dev/sda1: UUID="b9377d9b-639f-47da-ae99-efe277eb56b3" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sdb1: LABEL="Backup 1" UUID="6177d371-80e4-...
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How can I use another window manager, such as Kwin, in place of Gala?

This is untested but will probably work. If it doesn't I'll check why. Adapting the base session startup programs may already be enough, those are found in /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/pantheon....
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Run AppImage on Startup

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,...
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How to setup your NTFS drives/partitions to mount on elementary OS startup?

If you like GUIs and / or are afraid to access directly the config files, a good option is Gnome Disks. Install via sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility You can set to mount at startup like this:
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How can I make conky run on boot?

In system settings, choose Applications Click on startup tab In the left bottom corner you will see a '+' button, click it You will find a box to type in a custom command, type in the conky there.
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Prevent AppCenter window opening on startup?

Rename the io.elementary.appcenter-daemon.desktop to prevent startup. cd /etc/xdg/autostart/ sudo mv io.elementary.appcenter-daemon.desktop io.elementary.appcenter-daemon.desktop.bak
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Plank not starting after reinstall

This is controlled via a dconf setting in Loki: gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.cerbere monitored-processes It should contain plank (the default is ['wingpanel', 'plank']). If plank is not ...
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Generally speed up elementary OS

You can install preload and zram-config. It will make it a bit faster and it will use less ram. In Elementary install gnome-system-monitor first to check your ram usage. sudo apt install gnome-...
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Turn off bluetooth by default on start up

You can disable the Bluetooth service. sudo systemctl stop bluetooth sudo systemctl disable bluetooth
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How do I mount a network filesystem on boot?

The easy way to mount a filesystem during boot is to list it in /etc/fstab. However, SSHFS is a FUSE filesystem, so mounting it from a system configuration file is tricky: you wouldn't have permission ...
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Too long to power up

This is a bug with DBus - see the answer I posted here. Essentially DBus is preventing everything from starting up, so until that's fixed you need to rename the file causing issues: sudo mv /etc/...
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How do I make a script run at startup (not from settings)?

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.
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How to remove or hide the GRUB boot menu in elementary OS?

To not see the GRUB menu while booting: Open terminal and run: sudo nano /etc/default/grub Change GRUB_TIMEOUT value to 0 which is 10 by default. Now run sudo update-grub Now reboot. Note: If ...
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Settings-Applications-Startup list versus ~/.config/autostart

There are different places from where stuff is autostarted. There are /etc/xdg/autostart and ~/.config/autostart that I know of. All the stuff, that's not shown in the Startup list is in /etc/xdg/...
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Generally speed up elementary OS

I think i know what you mean. Xubuntu is build with the philosophy to let hardware do nothing. elementary os is build with the philosophy to give users the best experience. elementary's philosophy ...
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Automounting external drives in Elementary OS

Install gnome-disks using the command sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility The open it using sudo gnome-disks Select the partition you want to mount. Click the gear-icon and the on Edit mount ...
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Turn off bluetooth on startup

Because of where I use my laptop at times, I also needed to have the machine boot with Bluetooth off. Here is how I did it: I installed dconf-editor. This can be done via the AppCenter or at a ...
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How to run sudo commands on start up?

So I solved my problem. It turned out I did not actually need to use sudo with these commands. What I did was to save the 2 commands (without sudo) in a bash script in my home folder. Then I ...
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Some startup commands not executing

Some commands always needed some delay for me, so try adding sleep 3 && before the command. Other option to try is to make a new file in home (eg. Startup.sh). Open it with scratch and ...
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Startup command won't execute

You might want to create a script and add it as a custom startup command. ~/.local/bin/start_xcaliber.sh #!/bin/sh xcaliber --bR=256 --bG=256 --bB=212 --gR=1.04 --gG=0.9600000000000001 --gB=1.01
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How to set startup commands for application´s in launcher shortcut?

Open Files as root and go to /usr/share/applications/ Find the shortcut you need and open it in Scratch and edit the Exec line with whatever you need. Some applications setup their .desktop files in ...
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How to change default runlevel

You can install the driver's in runlevel 3. CTRL+ALT+F2 $ sudo init 3 Or if you want to stay at your runlevel but only want to clip off X: $ sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm stop
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Add to Startup an application that is not showing

I got it working by linking the .desktop file to ~/.config/autostart. I still think it's a bit confusing that the app list in that specific settings page is different than what is shown in the ...
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Add to Startup an application that is not showing

In some cases installed applications are not present in the available list of applications that can be added to the startup list, but you could just add the path to your application executable into ...
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Custom command won't run at startup

After making this question I realized that elementary OS can do this via settings, with no need to mess with configuration files. Just go to System settings/Keyboard/Layout and select your desired ...
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Custom command won't run at startup

These are actually two commands, you might want to create a startup script ~/.local/bin/remap_capslock with the contents: #!/bin/bash setxkbmap -option caps:backspace & xset r 66 set it to ...
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