Guide to KDE Autostarting

One of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) about KDE is how to start applications when the user logs into a KDE session. The answer is not always as straightforward as one would hope, and sometimes quite scattered across several sources. This guide attempts to complete guide to how to manage sessions and autostart applications in KDE, as well as to provide a central reference for links related to the topic.

What you’ll find inside:

  • Using KDE’s powerful Session Manager
  • Manually setting up autostart apps
  • Learn about KDE’s startup process
  • Run apps before KDE starts or after KDE ends
  • Change the default window manager