UPDATE 2023: A full nearly 10 years later I realized this blog post is still nearly good but a small change is required in the steps below as follows for ubuntu 22.04+ kind of range after step 2:
* after hitting the browse button in step 2 you need to hit ‘+ Other Locations’ at bottome of left pane, then
* click ‘Computer’ icon in the main pane
at the bottom of the left pane to expose the other steps.
Now you can continue from step 4 on my blog to victory…
I always open my email when I turn on my computer so I figured I could save a few steps and have it open automatically. It’s easier than I thought and you could apply this to other programs/applications as well (like Firefox, etc). It is reported this tutorial also works as far back as Ubuntu 12.04 as well.
So put on your seatbelt, kids! Here we go!
1. Press the Super Key and open your Dash and type ‘start’ and wait. It should bring up the ‘Startup Applications’ thingy below. Click it.