I have a basic autostart script that runs apps on startup. It's as simple as:


nm-applet &
ulauncher &

lxappearance &
qt5ct &

While nm-applet and ulauncher start without showing anything, lxappearance and qt5ct show a window on startup and I have to close it at every boot.

Any idea how to start these apps in the background without showing a window? I am using the qtile tiling window manager.

  • my tilling window manager is qtile
    – Gy0m
    Jan 24, 2023 at 22:23
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    Aren't these GUI programs that require a window? Can they even run without a window? Do you close or minimize the windows?
    – terdon
    Jan 25, 2023 at 0:31


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