'alacarte' crashes, and no apparent way to set Start-up apps, but yes, there is, and hidden (Gnome-session-properties)

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 05:11:20 UTC 2012

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 00:09, Fernando Cassia <fcassia at gmail.com> wrote:

> So, Why-oh-why doesn't 'startup applications' appear in the list of apps
> under "system tools" or in the "System settings" folder view, specifically
> under "System" ?
> Isn't a list of apps that run at startup a "system setting"?. And why hide
> gnome-session-properties, for heaven' s sake?

Found the reason why!.

The file gnome-session-properties.desktop in


If I change it to NoDisplay=False
then under Applications, its new icon shows up, dubbed "Startup
applications". (Also shows up if on the search box you type "Gnome", or

Should I file a bug fix about this? Even if it wont get fixed until F18...
Having this functionality but hiding the icon is criminal. I went down in
circles with Google searches for about an hour, fiddiling with 'alacarte'
etc when the functionality was there (gnome-session-properties) but hidden
from the Applications view...

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Durante épocas de Engaño Universal, decir la verdad se convierte en un Acto
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