Autostart

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Autostart applications using LXSession

LXSession supports the autostarting of applications at login, using both the freedesktop.org Autostart spec and lxsession's own autostart configuration files. To use the freedesktop.org Autostart way, put your *.desktop files of those applications in ~/.config/autostart, and they will get executed when the session starts. To use the lxsession autostart way, add a line with an @ followed by the command to be run to your ~/.config/lxsession/<profile>/autostart file.

See http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXSession#Autostarted_applications_using_lxsession for a complete description of autostarting in LXSession.

How do I get wicd to automatically show me the networks available when my desktop starts?

Add a .desktop file to your ~/.config/autostart directory (create one if not available) with 3 lines saying :

[Desktop Entry] 

Type=Application

Exec=wicd-client -n

See http://wicd.sourceforge.net/moinmoin/FAQ

See https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LXDE#Autostart_Programs

How to launch skype automatically when starting the computer?

Add the @skype line in the /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart or /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart file. Refer to LXSession for more information.