[Users] Claws fails to autostart under LXDE.

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sun Sep 11 05:15:12 CEST 2016

On Sun, 11 Sep 2016 13:04:15 +1000, 52midnight wrote:
>> However, what has got the autostart option of the window manager to
>> do with it?  
>Sorry, don't follow. I assume that Claws installs a .desktop file
>in /usr/share/applications/ (otherwise where does it come from) and
>that Claws developers are (ultimately) responsible for both the file
>and its presence there. This file is responsible - amongst other things
>- for autostart.
>> What window manager are you using?  
>> Assuming it should be openbox (by LXDE upstream the recommended
>> window manager), then autostart has nothing to do with desktop files
>> at all.  
>Wrong! LXDE (Openbox) autostart requires placing a link from the
>app's .desktop file in ~/.config/autostart/. Standard procedure: at
>least, works for everything else.
>> it does not care about a directory such as .config/autostart/.  
>Wrong again, I'm sorry. Been using it for years.

LXDE is a desktop environment, I don't know how this desktop
environment handles autostart. Openbox is a window manager, I'm using
it and I know what I'm talking about. You mentioned that the window
manager should fix desktop files, but since openbox doesn't use them at
all, there's no need to care about desktop files at all.


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