How to Display the Hidden Startup Applications on Ubuntu 13.04

Hello Linux Geeksters.

In this article I will show you how to display all the aplications that run at boot (startup), with “Startup Applications”, the built-in utility that manages the startup programs.

By default, all the startup programs are hidden, so the Startup Application window is empty.

“Before the sed oneliner”                                      “After the sed oneliner”

To get the hidden apps displayed, paste this sed oneliner in your terminal:

$ sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

Now you can disable the programs you do not want to run at boot time.

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4 comments on “How to Display the Hidden Startup Applications on Ubuntu 13.04
  1. Chris D says:

    Top answer – many thanks – had a problem with goa daemon taking an extra 2 minutes to load on boot up.

    Removed it and now my boot up is back to 30 secs

  2. John Kozura says:

    This works on Ubuntu 12.04 also.

  3. Spajk says:

    Open terminal and type: gnome-session-properties

  4. He says:

    no need to disable any startup applications check this:

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