If you just came from Windows ,you may want to know how to run program/application after login in Ubuntu 12.04,just as add programs to startup in Windows.We can use Startup Applications to customize startup applications in ubuntu 12.04.
1.Launch Startup applications from Control Gear or search “startup” from Dash
2.In the Startup Applications Preferences window ,you can add / remove / edit a application.Eg,we click Add to add an application to startup
3.Then type your application name and command to let it run after login , then click Add
Tip:Normally the location of application’s command is /usr/bin/ ,you can verify this using command which
4.You are done.Your application will run automatically after your next login