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So a loong time ago (well software time at least) when I was starting
(for the second time) to use Ubuntu I read all about the revolutionary
changes like the integrated menus and applications that don't quit but
rather stay in the memory so they would open instantly when needed . I
liked the second idea then and I like it now , but I don't see it
implemented all that much . Rhythmbox has some similar behaviour ,but
not with the same intent , as does Transmission (if it's configured so)
. But the base applications - Nautilus , Firefox and lets say the
Software center/System monitor , do not do this .
As I now think of it,it has to be done app by app , because every app
has it's own purpose and expected behaviour , but that push should be
done at least for Nautilus and Firefox . It should be an option for the
low-RAM systems to turn off preloading/not quitting for obvious reasons.
I got a bit ahead of my self - I want to suggest if the above is
implemented , to enable preloading on system startup (if the system is
idle only) of those base apps , so when I turn on my computer and get
back after a few mins to get stuff done - magic , everything opens
instantly . It would be quite an excitement for the new users too.