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Re: Session Handling -or- Stop Wasting My Time


This option existed in Gnome 2 in a tab under gnome-session-properties.
Didier Roche commented on its removal as a feature here :

I was aware of its existence back then, but never actually used it. Perhaps
I've been lucky, but restarting the apps I commonly use is very low-cost.


On 21 October 2012 08:56, Gregory Merchan <gregory.merchan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I ran across this bug report a little while ago:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal/+source/gnome-session/+bug/882296
> I proceeded to this page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SessionHandling
> I was horrified.
> I'm quite sure that I _never_ want to close all programs.
> For one thing, I don't want to think about programs unless I'm writing
> them. It doesn't matter if you call them "applications" or something
> else. But let's ignore that for now.
> I want as little difference between the lock screen coming on and any
> of logging off, shutting down, restarting, etc. as possible. Of
> course, I don't mean I want the lock screen to suck too.
> When I shutdown the computer because the power has gone out, the
> battery is dying, I've completed upgrades, whatever, I expect that
> when I log back in I will right back where I left off. I don't want
> the degenerate case that we have now, I want the state before I
> selected "Shut Down..." from the menu.
> Perhaps my memory is faulty, but I seem to recall that I could pick up
> where I left off during the mid-1990's when I used OS/2. Even if that
> wasn't so, the idea was certainly around then. I am certain that OS/2
> had a feature, work area folders, which made some resumption of work
> possible. I don't remember if I could make the desktop a work area
> folder; it may have been that by default.
> Mac OS X finally picked up something like this a release or two ago. I
> hear it doesn't work very well. I don't think I've heard of Microsoft
> making any progress in not wasting my time.
> Once session handling doesn't suck, all those alerts can be a little
> simpler. They can't go away yet, since restarting still takes a good
> bit longer than unlocking the screen, but perhaps they can go back to
> the version that gives you so many seconds to cancel in case you
> mistakenly triggered the action.
> So, how about it? Or are will still in the place where people think
> wasting time restarting programs is a good thing?
> If nobody's interested, that's OK. Writing a desktop environment is a
> cheap hobby that will last a long time.
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