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I don't want these applets running in my session

asked 2012-01-26 13:15:04 +0000

Hello all!

 Everytime I start a new session appears two undesired applets: Printer applet and Kmix.  I don't want them starting with the session.  How can I get rid off them?  I don't want to delete them, just that they don't start with the session.

I use KDE 4.7 in Fedora 16.

Sorry for my english. Thanks in advance!

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answered 2012-01-26 17:22:30 +0000

updated 2012-01-28 18:43:36 +0000

Hide KMix Applet

Create the file .config/autostart/kmix_autostart.desktop

[Desktop Entry]

Hide Printer Applet

Create the file ~/.config/autostart/printer-applet.desktop

[Desktop Entry]

I learned a new form to hide an autostart program :P thanks for your question!!!

For any program autostarted in /usr/share/autostart create a file with the same name in your ~/.config/autostart with that content. It will start hidden.

Disable autostart of KMix & Printer Applet

Delete the autostart files as root (backup them first if needed)


Maybe, if you update the kde desktop they will be created again. Create a empty file in its place.

Remove completely KMix

yum remove kdemultimedia-kmix kdeutils-printer-applet

In my system I can remove the two package without having to remove anyother.

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answered 2012-01-28 12:30:24 +0000

No. I don't want them hidden, I wan't them disabled. I don't want them running in my session. I don't have any printer and Kmix mistakes my sound, I use PNmixer to control volume. So, I don't want them just hidden, I don't want them at all

Thanks in advance!

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modified the answer. In short, deleting the desktop files thats programs won't launch again.

ZenDark ( 2012-01-28 18:40:02 +0000 )edit

Also, you can remove thats applications. KDE packages are pretty modular.

ZenDark ( 2012-01-28 18:44:23 +0000 )edit

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Asked: 2012-01-26 13:15:04 +0000

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