How do I add startup programs in Gnome 3?

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue Mar 29 01:37:05 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-03-28 at 21:22 -0400, ergodic wrote:
> I have been following your informative threads with grat interest.
> However, I have not foune .xinitrc nor  .desktop file in my /home
> directory. I used nautilus with "show hidded files" selected. A dump
> of the home directory with "tree -a"  are attached.

Neither would exist, you would create a .xinitrc file, or copy .desktop
files into ~/.config/autostart . But the easiest thing to do, as pointed
out later in the thread, is just run 'gnome-session-properties' .

Mclasen tells me it's hidden on purpose, btw, because it's considered
kinda deprecated / not something they want to make obvious any more.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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