[Users] Claws fails to autostart under LXDE.

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sun Sep 11 05:19:04 CEST 2016

On Sun, 11 Sep 2016 05:15:12 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>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
>>- 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.


This is your claim:

On Sun, 11 Sep 2016 11:37:54 +1000, 52midnight wrote:
>FWIW, Iceweasel (Firefox) also has trouble with the %u parameter, which
>I assume should either be replaced or deleted by the Window Manager.

Perhaps you wanted to say, that the desktop environment, aka LXDE should
fix it. Again, openbox, the window manager, doesn't use desktop files at

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