xfce4-autostart-editor versus Sessions

Auke Kok sofar at foo-projects.org
Wed Nov 16 18:35:52 CET 2005

Andrew Conkling wrote:

>So I've been using SVN for a few weeks now; it's very nice and it's
>great to see 4.4 coming along.  In particular, I like the
>xfce4-autostart-editor program.  I think it has a lot of potential,
>but I'm not sure how it's meant to be used.  I had heard about it a
>while ago (maybe from a user's screenshot) and thought that maybe it
>would mean the end of both the "OMG, where'd my desktop/panel/etc. go
>when I login?!" questions and the "you have to logout to save your
>session" answers.  (I've never really liked either one.  If I had a
>penny for every time... well, you know what I mean.)
>But it seems like the autostart editor at best covers the bases for
>those apps that are not session-aware.  At worst, it duplicates the
>session's behavior.  For example, I know that I always want xfwm4 to
>start up, even if I manage to logout and save my session.  So if I put
>it in the autostart editor, what happens next time I log in?  And will
>these two different apps interoperate at all?  At the moment, I'm left
>more confused about which does what, and I only expect a new round of
>annoyingly ubiquitous and ubiquitously annoying questions when 4.4 is
>released.  But I've always been a pessimist. :-P

well, I tried it before by adding firefox and thunderbird to it, only to 
see them started twice the next time I logged in - I had saved my 
session when logging out with them both still running.

There's your confusion allright!


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