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Old 09-04-2007, 03:22 AM   #1
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Clean desktop on startup (gnome)

When I log on to my account, the gnome desktop always brings up windows associated with a previous session I ran, i.e. gedit, terminal, gnome commander. Now I presume this session was somehow (intentionally or not) saved in my profile. How do I clear this so I can have a clean desktop when I log on?


Old 09-04-2007, 04:31 AM   #2
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Just for intresst ... I had got the same prob... AND I can blame that I forget how I solved it..
But can you please Try with another user?
Just create one, login open some stuff,
logout and login again.

Tell me if the other user still has the same problem.

How to cleanup your GNOME registry?

Last edited by odcheck; 09-04-2007 at 04:34 AM.
Old 09-04-2007, 06:23 AM   #3
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Close the apps so the desktop is "clean", open the sessions control tool from Gnome's system/admin menu (can't remember the exact name as I'm not using Gnome now), check the box to save session on exit (or at least ask it), then log out, log in, and clear the session saving checkbox. Should do it..
Old 09-04-2007, 07:11 AM   #4
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@b0uncer correct what you said,

but I went a step further cause I guess he did already and this didn't solve it.
So what happened at my site.
Old 09-04-2007, 07:12 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I managed to resolve the problem using the sessions control tool (--> admin/preferences/sessions on debian) as proposed by B0uncer.


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