If you’re one of those using kde 4.2 on kubuntu, and getting annoyed at guidance-power-manager starting up all the time while you instead want to use the more integrated powerdevil, here’s the clean solution.
The Autostart spec says that adding Hidden=true to a desktop file says that it should be completely ignored. This is, by the way, also what happens when you enable/disable the checkbox in the system settings autostart manager. The autostart manager, however, does not include the autostart items added from the root /usr/share/autostart folder, so here is how you do it:
In $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/autostart/ (defaults to ~/.config/autostart ), create the file guidance-power-manager.desktop and add the following two lines:
In the long run, I think the better solution would be to have these also pop up in the autostart manager, so that overriding of properties in these files would be more intuitive.