How do I add startup programs in Gnome 3?

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Mon Mar 28 23:56:07 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-03-26 at 20:11 +0100, Michael Spahn wrote:
> I think there actually isn't a option in Gnome 3.
> You can use the .xinitrc file in your home folder.
> This file will be executed by login in with you user.
> cat "(sleep 1 && gkrellm) &" >> ~/.xinitrc
> This isn't a solution for a missing function, but it works.

A much more correct way is to drop a .desktop file in
~/.config/autostart (which is actually what the GNOME 2 GUI did anyway).
Adam Williamson
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