magnus automatically launched if installed on ubuntu 20.04

Bug #1875441 reported by Emjay on 2020-04-27
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Bug Description

the command 'dpkg -L magnus' shows that magnus package contains an autostart entry (/etc/xdg/autostart/magnus-autostart.desktop) and is hence launched each time someone logs in as long as the package is installed (which is annoying if you do not need it on a daily basis).

* Uninstalling it will remove the package (and the autostart entry along with it) as a workaround.
* Of course one could also 'sudo rm' the file but it would come back with any magnus package update unless the bug is fixed in that update.

fossfreedom (fossfreedom) wrote :

The autostart file uses a gsettings key - this will prevent the app running unless that key is enabled through a shortcut. This assumes you are running a gsettings enabled desktop environment like Mate, Budgie or GNOME-Shell.

Possibly there should be a "OnlyShowIn=Budgie;GNOME;Mate" type clause in the autostart file.

Suggest throw this to upstream to consider https://github.com/stuartlangridge/magnus

Changed in magnus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
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