I am on F33 silverblue so close to all my graphical applications are in the flatpak format. I am wondering if there is any way to start apps in their “run in the background”/daemon format on computer startup. Specifically Gear, Discord, and Franz for desktop notifications. Especially on a distro on Silverblue where I am rebooting relatively often it is very annoying to have to manually open and close all these apps just to get notifs.
Sorry I’m not an expert in silverblue, but
gnome-tweaks works for that purpose under Start-up Applications
I have tried this, but I would prefer they all run as background services, or at the very least on a separate workspace
I found a very hacky, if not lucky solution… but it works:
- Geary actually has a built-in function to do this I simply created the file
.config/autostart/geary.desktopwith the contents:
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Exec=flatpak run org.gnome.Geary --hidden Hidden=false NoDisplay=false X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true Name=Geary Comment=
- Franz is a different story. Firstly, on my adventures I found Ferdi which is better than Franz in every way. To get it autostarted, I simply checked the “Minimize on startup” option then created a similar file through
gnome-tweaks. I still wish I could find an alternative to Ferdi as it’s still a fat chromium app with no GTK, but so far, I know of nothing like that.
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