Re: simplifying the "Startup programs"

On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 08:29:00PM +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> 1) Backend: this is the code in g-s-m. It would launch every script,
> executable and .desktop file in (for example) ~/.gnome2/startup-files/

I like this.

> 2) UI: Remove the "Startup Programs" tab from the properties, and add a
> "Open Startup Items Folder" button in the Options tab, which would
> launch nautilus in that directory.

Currently I can do everything in the control centre without having to
start Nautilus (I don't have it running by default). I would like to
retain that option; not just for my own preferences, but because GNOME 2
is pretty much usable on a low-end machine (slow CPU, 32M of RAM), but
you have to turn off all the bells and whistles and disabling Nautilus
certainly is an option in that case. And if Nautilus _is_ currently not
running, starting it up takes a looong time relative to the response of
other items (I even notice it on my fast machines), so that should be

That said, a lot of people do use Nautilus all the time, so utilising it
when present sounds like the Right Thing.

So can it be coded so that if Nautilus is running, it behaves as Bastien
suggests, if not, something similar to the current notebook page (as a
separate dialog box?) pops up.

Bastien: I'm not saying you need to do all the work, but could you
design the code so that hooking in the "if Nautilus is not running"
functionality is possible?


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