Bash command as startup application in Ubuntu

Finally I figured out why my bash commands in the Ubuntu startup application menu weren’t working. For example, I wanted to use this command to set up natural horizontal scrolling in firefox:

sleep 5 && synclient HorizScrollDelta=-68

What I didn’t know for a long time was that this command has to be enclosed in it’s own shell command:

sh -c "sleep 5 && synclient HorizScrollDelta=-68"

Finally I can have the zoom set for my high resolution display, enable horizontal scrolling and set up my graphics tablet automatically after login.

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