I’m running ubuntu jaunty on my office machine. For a while now I have wanted to start pidgin automatically at startup.
Snooping around a bit, I found the command
gnome-session-properties which allows to do just that.
However, there is an easier way:
Simply copy the
.desktop file of your application to
~/.config/autostart. In my case that was simply ::
cp /usr/share/applications/pidgin.desktop ~/.config/autostart
This saves you the trouble of having to fill in all dialogue fields by hand - plus you have a nice icon.