Autostart question (solved)

#1

Greetings!
I loaded Geary email to try it out (and keep as a backup to Thunderbird). I notice that it’s autostarting when I boot and I’d like to stop that from happening. It doesn’t show up in the list of applications in the Startup application. There doesn’t appear to be an option in the Geary program itself.
Any ideas?
Thanks, Jim
Linux Mint 19.1

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#2

You can try in options of Geary mail, and disable autostart with the system.

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#3

I didn’t see any options in Geary. How do I disable it with the system?
Thanks, Jim

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#4

There should be startup/shut down options in main system settings. There, you should be able to find applications that run on system startup. I think it’s called “startup applications”?

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#5

i’m not a mint user, but the page at the link below suggests all of your personal autostart applications should be found ~/.config/autostart

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#6

I looked there in my copy of Linux Mint and it was there!

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#7

thank you for checking that out :slight_smile:

someone on my distro support site explained .desktop files and autolaunchers the other day. it honestly sounded like black magic at first. very cool to be able to add applications to autostart that way.

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#8

Thanks friends!
The " How to Manage Startup Apps in Linux Mint" had the solution.
It was in ~/.config/autostart and removing it worked.
I couldn’t figure it out when I didn’t see it in the app “STARTUP”. I did Google searches with Geary in the search and didn’t get anywhere. I should’ve just searched on ‘Linux autostart’ I guess.
Anyway, thanks again for taking the time to look at it and for all of your help! (GREAT GROUP!)
Jim

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#9

I couldn’t find the Geary app in that program.
Thanks, Jim

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#10

i think “linux mint autostart” was what i used :slight_smile: if you have a moment to mark the thread as solved (click on the three dots to the left of the reply arrow at the bottom of the appropriate answer and then click on the box with a check mark in it), it will help others know there is a valid answer in here.

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#11

Found the ‘solved’ thing and marked it. Thanks again Cordx!

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#12

Yeah, it doesn’t list every application there, but thought I’d suggest it. :wink:

Looks like you got it sorted anyways. Thanks, cordx, for the solution.

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#13

Glads that our friend cordx has been solved your Geary M. problem.
My suggestion was this also: ( ~/.config/autostart ) and find Geary M.:3rd_place_medal:

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#14

GOLD STAR TO YOU TOO 76ron!
Thanks again to all!
Jim

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