Question: How do I open Firefox browser (or any application) automatically when I login to Ubuntu or Kubuntu ?
Answer: In gnome you can do this by using the gnome-control-center (or) directly from the “Startup Application Preferences” as explained in this article.
Step 1: Go to “Startup Application Preferences” in Ubuntu
Go to System -> Preferences -> Startup Application, which will display the following window.
Step 2: Add the startup program
Click on ‘Add’ button and enter the following information as shown below. Reboot the system after this change and you’ll see Firefox browser automatically getting launched after login.
- Name: Name of the program. For example, Firefox
- Command: The command that needs to be executed. In this example, it is “firefox”. If the PATH is not set properly, click on Browse and choose the Firefox executable.
- Comment: Enter some user-friendly information.