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This is recurring question yet I cannot make one program (conky) to automatically start when GNOME 3 starts. In ~/.config/autostart I have the following file:

cat ~/.config/autostart/conky.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=conky
Comment=A startup script for conky
Exec=~/bin/conky_startup
Terminal=true

~/bin/conky_startup is as follows:

cat ~/bin/conky_startup

#!/usr/bin/env bash

/usr/bin/conky --pause 10 -c ~/conky/white_conky &

When I execute ~/bin/conky_startup conky starts without any problem. However, at startup the script fails to execute conky. Why?

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I've found working solution.

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Conky
GenericName=background monitor
Comment=Keep a background eye on your system
Exec=conky &
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Icon=conky
Categories=System;
StartupNotify=false
Name[en_US]=conky

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