autostart UI vs behaviour

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Thu May 4 17:04:40 CEST 2006

Jani Monoses wrote:
> Hi
> the autostart editor shows all .desktop files in the autostart dirs
> even those which have for example OnlyShowIn:Gnome, and which are not 
> started by xfce.
> The user may have the impression that since they are checked they should 
> run.
> I see two ways to handle it:
> 1) autostart-editor checks the files' contents and does not show those 
> which would not be started anyway
> 2) let the user override OnlyShowIn. I am not sure if hidden=false 
> should be it or another setting, as the autostart spec does not allow 
> this (yet?). This is of course only needed because there are apps that 
> provide OnlyShowIn:gnome while it could run just fine in Xfce too
> (gnome-power-manager, beagle etc.)
> I think a combination of 1) + app writers fix their desktop files is the 
> cleanest way.
> thoughts?

You mean like this?

> Jani

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