Run App at Startup Plug

Bug #1022840 reported by Cody Garver on 2012-07-10
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Pantheon Plugs
Fix Released
Julien Spautz
elementary OS
Fix Released
Cody Garver

Bug Description

gnome-session-properties is a really useful GUI and I don't think it breaks the HIG. It seems Ubuntu have removed its .desktop file, relocating it to the indicator that we patched links out of. So it's can only be launched via command line. This would make it available via slingshot.

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Oh cool, I never knew it's available at all in GNOME3.

Andrea Basso (voluntatefaber) wrote :

IMO it fits more in Switchboard, but its plug could be a L+1 item.

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :

agree with Andrea that if we want to do something like this, it should be a plug not a .desktop.

summary: - Reveal gnome-session-properties with a .desktop
+ Run App at Startup Plug
Changed in elementaryos:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2012-07-28
tags: added: need-new-plug
tags: added: external-launcher
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2012-08-12
Changed in pantheon-plugs:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
no longer affects: elementaryos
Cody Garver (codygarver) wrote :

Now Switchboard supports external launchers (thanks tom95) so I added a launcher for gnome-session-properties in the gnomecc plugs package.

Changed in pantheon-plugs:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2012-09-07
Changed in pantheon-plugs:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2013-05-12
tags: removed: external-launcher
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2013-08-24
Changed in pantheon-plugs:
assignee: nobody → Versable (versable)
milestone: none → isis-beta1
status: Triaged → In Progress
Julien Spautz (julien-spautz) wrote :

I just started working on a startup apps plug, but I guess it would make more sense to join forces. Here's the code:

It got an editor pane similarly to this mockup:

I'm going on vacation now for about 2 weeks, so feel free to use some of my code if you want.

Changed in pantheon-plugs:
assignee: Versable (versable) → Julien Spautz (julien-spautz)
Julien Spautz (julien-spautz) wrote :

Fixed the plug to run on Isis and redesigned it, dropping some useless features. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2014-04-12
Changed in elementaryos:
milestone: none → isis-beta1
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Cody Garver (codygarver)
status: New → Fix Committed
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Cody Garver (codygarver) wrote :

This has been packaged, built in the PPA and added with the other plugs in the metapackages. So this is complete for OS AFAICT.

If it works in the Isis, this entire bug is complete. If it does not, there's a problem with either the packaging or the source.

Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2014-05-27
Changed in pantheon-plugs:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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