gNome3 conky autostart fedora

Posted: 2012-05-05 in Linux

To autostart conky or any other program in gnome3 you need to *.desktop file located in the  ~/.config/autostart folder.

Assuming you have installed conky (yum install conky) and have created a .conky file in your home directory then all you need to do to auto start the application on login is:

The files follow the same format so its quiet easy to add something.

Make a new file in ~/.config/autostart called conky.desktop

insert the below into the conky.desktop file, save it, log off, log on , done. Easy 🙂

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Conky
GenericName=background monitor
Comment=Keep a background eye on your system
Exec=conky &
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Icon=conky
Categories=System;
StartupNotify=false
Name[en_US]=conky

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