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Old 05-01-2003, 04:57 PM   #1
Linus VanPelt
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Any way to save desktop window layout?

I have set up four dektops according to function, each with its own name and picture to help me have multiple desktops depending on what I'm working on. It helps me have a lot of real estate and then switch from one function to the other.

What I'd like to be able to do is save the application windows in one certain place on the desktop so that each time I start up my PC I get everything laid out and ready to go. This is particularly important with gimp, because there are so many little windows to work with.

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Using Fluxbox and remember here, works just great :)

few xterms on #1, 2 xterms and Mozilla on #2, Mail on #3,
gkrellm and lavaps sticky on all 4 :)

All started from ~/.xsession

Old 05-01-2003, 07:59 PM   #3
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Saving a session

Both Gnome and KDE have options to do what you want. In KDE run your Control Center (kcontrol), click on KDE Components, click on Session Manager, click on Restore Previous Session, click on Apply.

Gnome has a similar function. I am in KDE right now so I can't look up the click sequence.
Old 05-02-2003, 05:52 AM   #4
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In Gnome2 just choose "Save session setup" or whatever when you logout. Fully compliant apps will restore their position and even what files were open when you log back in. Unfortunately, some apps I use regularly (xmms/xemacs) don't do this, all that happens it that they restart.

Gnome will give you a warning about apps that don't support session restore when you log out.


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