Display hidden auto-start entries in Ubuntu


There are a number of applications installed in the Ubuntu(based) Linux. Some automatically starts after rebooting the computer. These process are resource hungry and slows the boot time. It is true that you can see “Startup Applications” by navigating to System Settings then to Startup Applications but most of them are hidden.

Take a look when Startup Applications Preferences is opened,



To display these process and services, type the command below in the terminal,

sudo sed -i ‘s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g’ /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop
Now, when you open Startup Applications Preferences, you can observe that a number of process/services has apperared,


Now, you can disable or enable any process or services according to your choice.
Display hidden auto-start entries in Ubuntu Display hidden auto-start entries in Ubuntu Reviewed by Chirag Jain on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 Rating: 5

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