Autostart locations in KDE4

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at
Thu Jun 2 19:38:56 BST 2011

Stephen Dowdy posted on Thu, 02 Jun 2011 09:10:15 -0600 as excerpted:

> I was surprised when using the kcmshell4 autostart center that it was
> using the XDG autostart path to write a new autostart desktop function. 
> I thought it would prefer the KDE4 autostart path.  I'm not sure if that
> indicates a future deprecation of the KDE4 specific autostart directory
> in favor of XDG integration?

Our first replies crossed and you evidently didn't see mine before you 
posted.  I (believe I) covered that there and you will have probably seen 
it by now, but just in case, a quick summary...

The XDG autostart path is for *.desktop files, while the kde autostart 
path is for executables/scripts, so it's not that one's being deprecated 
(to my knowledge at least) but that they serve two different purposes 
There's also the kde shutdown and pre-start/env dirs/paths, making four 
locations in total, each with its own purpose.

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