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How to Auto start Gwibber & Empathy

Get Gwibber and Empathy to auto start on login.

Auto-start Gwibber on login

Getting Gwibber to run on login is a breeze. Just head to the preferences menu (Edit > Preferences) and check the ‘start on login’ box.

Auto-start Empathy on login

Empathy requires a little bit of a kick to get going on login.

You would be forgiven for thinking that checking the ‘Automatically connect on start-up’ box in Empathy’s preferences pertained to starting on system login. It doesn’t, the start-up in this case refers to Empathy’s start up – not your computer’s.

We can make it start on login by going to System > preferences > startup applications > new item and entering the following information in the relevant fields:

  • Name: Empathy
  • Command: empathy -h