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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to execute sudo commands after login?

If you have a laptop, you can use TLP to automatically set it. If you prefer a more simple method, you can create a systemd service that will execute at startup. sudo io.elementary.code /etc/systemd/...
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Turn off bluetooth on startup

So thanks to Porshe Man's answer I have noticed interesting thing. dconf option named bluetooth-enabled stores the current value of bluetooth switch just for the purpose of setting that state at the ...
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Stuck with windows Automatic repair loop after installing eOS alongside Windows 10

Your problem is that you change to AHCI. Windows was installed on IDE. I had same problem some times ago, try to revert back to IDE and try to boot Windows. If you fix it you need to reinstall ...
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How to add a script to start up sequence so that it applies before the actual login screen?

There are a couple of ways to do this. You can either create a cron job or add your script to /etc/rc.d/rc.local. This site has more information: https://www.tecmint.com/auto-execute-linux-scripts-...
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I have a problem starting elementary OS

you have to change the boot order in the BIOS.
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Long boot time after recent updates

This is a known bug in dbus. Workaround: sudo mv /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop.backup More info: https://bugs.launchpad.net/elementaryos/+...
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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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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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1,414 lines of syslog has been written when computer starting up - is it normal?

There is no problem with 1,5k lines in the syslog at startup, it can be absolutely normal. However, there might be some errors that cause slow startup indeed, for finding them you should look more ...
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How to disable startup chime?

This will depend on how you're booting into elementary OS. Most of the solutions I found were specific to booting into OS X, so you might have more options if you still have OS X installed and/or are ...
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