In the Linux version, the preference "Automatically start on login" in the General tab is not stored in .googlesystrayrc and as a consequence the application does not start on login.
Are there any plans to make this work, Jim?
It's not intended to be stored in .googsystrayrc, as there would be no point to that (.googsystrayrc isn't read until googsystray is started…) Checking/unchecking that option should (on Linux systems) create/remove a file in .config/autostart/ .
Unfortunately, it depends on A> googsystray.desktop being installed in a particular spot, namely /usr/share/applications/, and B> you using a WM/DE that obeys the contents of the .config/autostart directory. If A> is the problem I can probably fix it… I was intending to write the file directly as opposed to copying it from somewhere, haven't gotten around to that. If B> is why you're failing, there's not much I can do, unfortunately that's about as close it comes to a 'universal' way to autostart apps on login.
Thanks Jim, you are naturally right about .goosystrayrc
In the meantime I added ~/.config/autostart/googsystray.desktop which is how (at least in Ubuntu) applications can be started after I log in.