On Wed, 2016-07-20 at 08:33 -0400, James B. Byrne wrote: > How does one configure Skype/Gnome such that one can have Skype > installed but not auto-start when the Gnome desktop opens? > > I have looked in the 'System/Preferences/Startup Applications' menu > but Skype is not listed there. There are no options in the > Application itself that allow this setting either. > > If there no other way then I will remove the application package and > re-install when I need it. But surely there is a way to control this > behaviour and the problem is that I simply cannot find it. > > Thanks. > Do you see .desktop in /etc/xdg/autostart/? I usually disable some application, E.g. tracker* from here.