Disable Dropbox and Megasync autostart

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Disable Dropbox and Megasync autostart

Postby Lemongrass » 2017-02-21 20:21

Hi, everybody!

I have a problem, namely: I can't disable Dropbox and Megasync from starting automatically.

Here are the things that I've tried so far:

1. disable autostart in their settings didn't work (right click-preferences).
2. if I select Start on startup in Megasync and Dropbox, only Megasync shows up in Settings/Session and startup. I ticked Megasync off, but that didn't work too.
3. I've tried
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as it's in the Dropbox man pages. Megasync seems to have no man page.

I have AppArmor and Firejail installed in my Debian. Whenever I made these settings, Dropbox was in Firejail, Megasync wasn't (it's open source, and I don't know about a Firejail profile for Megasync). This shouldn't affect their settings though as Firejail allows them to reach some configuration files in the home directory. Maybe I'll try disabling this setting outside Firejail for Dropbox, and see what it looks like after rebooting. :)

Both of these programs were installed from *.deb files from their official websites. As far as I'm concerned, there isn't any official support for these in the Debian repositories.

Additional info:
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System:    Host: Lemongrass-pc Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Xfce Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 8.7.1.

Info from dpkg:
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ii  dropbox                               2015.10.28                           amd64        cloud synchronization engine - CLI and Nautilus extension

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ii  megasync                              3.0.1-5.1                            amd64        Easy automated syncing between your computers and your MEGA cloud drive

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ii  apparmor                              2.9.0-3                              amd64        User-space parser utility for AppArmor
ii  apparmor-docs                         2.9.0-3                              all          Documentation for AppArmor
ii  apparmor-profiles                     2.9.0-3                              all          Profiles for AppArmor Security policies
ii  apparmor-profiles-extra               1.4                                  all          Extra profiles for AppArmor Security policies
ii  apparmor-utils                        2.9.0-3                              amd64        Utilities for controlling AppArmor
ii  libapparmor-perl                      2.9.0-3                              amd64        AppArmor library Perl bindings
ii  libapparmor1:amd64                    2.9.0-3                              amd64        changehat AppArmor library
ii  python3-apparmor                      2.9.0-3                              amd64        AppArmor Python3 utility library
ii  python3-libapparmor                   2.9.0-3                              amd64        AppArmor library Python3 bindings

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ii  firejail                                               amd64        Linux namepaces sandbox program.

Could somebody please help me? Any help is appreciated. :)
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Re: Disable Dropbox and Megasync autostart

Postby milomak » 2017-03-25 16:07

what's in ~/.config/autostart/
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