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    Start firefox addon on startup.

    I want to start Dta when my ubuntu starts up. how can i do that.
    I looked at this tread
    But when i do
    firefox -chrome chrome://dta/content/dta/manager.xul
    THe manager is all white i cannot access my downloads as well as i manage it and stays like so:

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    Re: Start firefox addon on startup.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crisislord View Post
    I want to start Dta when my ubuntu starts up. how can i do that.
    ...
    It's a Firefox add-on and won't start without Firefox starting. I'm not sure you can "start Dta when my ubuntu starts up".

    And re.
    "firefox -chrome chrome://dta/content/dta/manager.xul", that comes from an old thread and it's quite possible that what worked then won't work now.

    In any case, could you please explain what exactly you're trying to do?
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    Re: Start firefox addon on startup.

    Well sorry for the crappy english .

    Here is the deal:
    Lets suppose i want Skype to start when i boot Ubuntu, i would just add Skype as a command in start-up application to boot it.

    I want to start a firefox addon when Ubuntu boot. In this case it is DTA.
    Like marshall explained, in order for dta to start downloading the dta manager much be opened after firefox has been loaded, I just want to automate these step and make it all start when ubuntu boot.

    I just want to know the the sets of command that will make it possible.
    When i try the previous commands i mentioned above the manger stay like in the picture and the downloads inside cannot be manipulated.

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    Re: Start firefox addon on startup.

    essentially you want a firefox add-on to start with ubuntu, but the add-on can only start with firefox, thus you need to add firefox to the start-up applications.

    the command should just be firefox

    if you need to add a delay for some start-up applications, here is a command example
    Code:
    sh -c "sleep 5m; skype"
    the number is the minutes, skype is the app.
    Last edited by black veils; December 5th, 2012 at 03:19 PM.

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    Re: Start firefox addon on startup.

    WEll the addon (downloadthemall) has a gui and inorder for the downloads to start you need to start the gui after you have opened firefox. It does not do it automatically.

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    Re: Start firefox addon on startup.

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