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  1. I made a new symbolic link inside /etc/xdg/autostart so I'm back to stock installation. I added NoDisplay=false to the file /usr/share/applications/btsync-agent.desktop and restarted my computer. There was no additional option inside System Settings>Start up & Shutdown>Autostart as I hoped there would be. So I removed the NoDisplay=false line and saved. Stock installation again. For the time being, I will remove the symbolic link. This works. P.S. This looks like it has nothing to do with it: ~/.local/share/applications/btsync-user.desktop gpops@gpops-PC:~/.local/share/applications$ cat btsync-user.desktop [Desktop Entry]Name=BitTorrent Sync Web UIComment=BitTorrent Sync management interfaceExec=sensible-browser I added the line NoDisplay=false anyway. I restarted my computer and the line was removed. I have an exam to study for, but I will keep tinkering with this later after my test.
  2. I use BTSync to keep my phone's music library synced with my computer's collection. I also use it to do one-time transfers with family members (as I am away at school). It's a mixture of both not wanting BitTorrent Sync's activity detected and I'm a bit meticulous... I like programs to run only when I need them. I assume that every few seconds BitTorrent Sync must be pinging any device with a matched secret and I don't want my ISP to see this (I'd like to stay as incognito as possible). I love your idea. That's exactly what I would like. To have the program enter a dormant state (through pausing) and continue that through sessions would be awesome P.S. I made a backup of the "btsync-agent.desktop" file, however it lost permissions. Am I remembering correctly that it was a symbolic link with rwx for everyone? I'm asking because I read online that instead of deleting I can add the line "NoDisplay=false" and it will appear in my GUI to disable at start-up.
  3. Through the repository (ppa:tuxpoldo/btsync). I installed btsync-user rather than btsync (for servers?). My linux-savvy friend helped solve my problem. He found "/etc/xdg/autostart/btsync-agent.desktop" which had the line "Exec=/usr/lib/btsync-user/btsync-starter". It appears that even though I previously added "btsync-starter" to my list of start-up exclusions, the "/etc/xdg/autostart" directory still loads afterwards. This makes sense because BTSync is always the last to boot in my taskbar. Removing the file worked for me. I'm not sure of any repercussions but I've experienced none. Mods, please correct me if I'm wrong. sudo rm /etc/xdg/autostart/btsync-agent.desktop Done.
  4. I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 and would like to stop BTSync from launching at startup. I don't see any settings in the WebUI. Thank you. EDIT: There is no option in "Autostart" under System Settings either. Normally I just change using the GUI configuration tool there. EDIT: I also manually quit BTSync from the taskbar before logging out. So it is not saved to my session. Additionally, I tried adding "btsync-starter" to my exclusions in session management to no prevail.
  5. NSA defeats many encryption efforts The encryption is no longer safe... who knows if there are methods developed to crack encryption, or if they're just using supercomputers.
  6. Can anyone suggest a good program that generates strong keys locally? I'm looking around for pre-built AHK scripts... might play around with:
  7. I don't think that there is any reason to use Sync for that reason. Normal private torrent trackers do that fine, and are just as secure as using Sync: To DL .torrent file on a pvt tracker: Are you a member of the private tracker? To find out 'secret' on forum: Who has privileges to see those forum posts? I do think that a possible use of Sync for piracy could be sharing between friends or families (especially since the software is free and easy to setup). This would make sure that nobody else (anti-piracy groups) would be snooping on your swarm. Another attractive feature of Sync is that the connections between peers are secured with 256 bit AES encryption. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this means that the ISPs of everyone syncing in your "network" are unaware of what is being sent, but they do know how much data and when it was sent. Of course, this is not the purpose of Sync. It acts as a great DropBox alternative.