Nervousninja wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:13 am
Yes, sorry again if I am blatantly missing some simple facts, as I am "crash-coursing' a lot of this and trying to catch up on a lot of these tutorial. To be clear, I am referring to the fact that all of the tutorials I have read for Autostart end with pointing to a ".py" file. And I want to autostart a ".desktop" file. I suppose perhaps they are the same thing, and I am so used to Windows files stil (.gif vs .jpg). But to date I have not found a tutorial that states to do autostart ending with .desktop... Does that make sense
? Perhaps I am missing the main critical part still. Thanks for the aid.
Quite a few people ask how to autostart their own software creation which often is a Python file.
Lots want to know how to autostart a browser or slideshow software....
However almost nobody has a need to autostart other random applications.
As mentioned you need to find the actual filename which can be used from terminal command line.
In addition to editing the .desktop file other ways to find the real name:
- Just drop the .desktop extension and try that.
- The [Help] -->[About] link in the running program usually shows the name and/or a web site link to the author or maintainers web site.
- If there is a menu entry then right click on the item and select [Properties] then click on the [Desktop Entry] tab. Use the name in the command box without the %x if any.
Once you find the real name that can be executed from the command line then use that in autostart.
Unless specified otherwise my response is based on the latest and fully updated Raspbian Buster w/ Desktop OS.