Desktop Application Autostart Specification

John Palmieri


Kévin Ottens


Renato Caldas

Rodrigo Moya


Waldo Bastian


Version 0.5

13 February 2006

Table of Contents

Autostart Of Applications During Startup
Autostart Directories
Application .desktop Files
Implementation Notes
Autostart Of Applications After Mount
Autostart Files
Autoopen Files


This DRAFT document defines a method for automatically starting applications during the startup of a desktop environment and after mounting a removable medium.

Some of the file locations in this specification are specified based on the "desktop base directory specification".

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.