Autostart

The Autostart mechanism provides an easy way to automatically start applications whenever the computer is started (to be precise, when a user is logged into a graphical desktop session). Applications can be either .app bundles or .AppDir directories.

  • System-wide autostart: Place applications (or symlinks to applications) into the /Applications folder to have them started for all users of the computer

  • Per-user autostart: Place applications (or symlinks to applications) into the ~/Applications folder (in your home folder) to have them started for all users of the computer. You can create the folder if it does not exist yet

The launch command is invoked for each of those applications and launches the applications.