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Old 02-18-2009, 01:21 AM   #1
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Saving windows position/content


Hi,

How do I save my windows position and content so that when I reboot, I get back the same windows, including the content? For example, the path of the console and files open in emacs/etc.

Thanks!
 
Old 02-18-2009, 01:28 AM   #2
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That would vary according to what desktop system you are using. In KDE, there is an option in the control center under KDE Components/Session Manager to Restore previous session upon login.

If you are not using KDE then I don't know how you do it.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 06:00 AM   #3
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With gnome you can do it going to system -> preferences -> session -> session options. There it is the possibility to remember currently running applications.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 10:06 AM   #4
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I'm using KDE, and Restore previous session has already been checked, but it seems that it's restoring to a very old session. Everytime I halt/reboot the same windows will open regardless of what the window list/order/content was before I halted/rebooted.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 11:09 AM   #5
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It seems to me, that what you want is rather suspend-to-ram/resume, or suspend-to-disk/resume.

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Old 02-19-2009, 11:37 AM   #6
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Something like that, but I wouldn't mind just have the windows in the right position, w/o the content, like what I'm getting now, except it's of a very old session that doesn't update!
 
Old 02-19-2009, 12:17 PM   #7
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Quote:
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I'm using KDE, and Restore previous session has already been checked, but it seems that it's restoring to a very old session. Everytime I halt/reboot the same windows will open regardless of what the window list/order/content was before I halted/rebooted.
Yes, KDE will do that unless you log out of it before restarting the system.

If you just command a reboot, KDE apparently doesn't just shut down, it gets killed. Apparently it only updates its state when it goes through its normal logout procedure.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 08:35 PM   #8
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OK, I'll try logging out before rebooting/halting and see if that helps. Is there any way of modifying this behavior of KDE's so that it doesn't require a logout?
 
Old 02-20-2009, 07:25 AM   #9
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In Mandriva you can ALT+Click the desktop, select leave in the resulting pop-up list, then select Restart Computer. This should reboot your system AND save your session.

HTH,
 
Old 02-24-2009, 09:02 AM   #10
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Which ver. of KDE are you using?
 
Old 02-26-2009, 10:41 PM   #11
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KDE 3.5.9

btw I tried the "suspend" option, but I'm having trouble resuming. It just hangs there at the resuming screen, and I had to forcefully shut down the system and restart it.

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