session saving and autostart app

Erik Harrison erikharrison at
Mon Jun 2 05:32:59 CEST 2008

On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 10:28 PM, cathayan <cathayan at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 10:14 AM, Erik Harrison <erikharrison at>
> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 9:19 PM, cathayan <cathayan at> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I installed google gadgets for linux 2 days ago and
>> > made autostart for it because it had not had this feature.
>> > The option of  "save the session" in the exit windows
>> > is always checked. So after I start my computer again,
>> > there are 2 google gadgets - one is from session saver,
>> > and one is from the autostart.
>> >
>> > How to avoid this? and the session saver seems not
>> > save the app's options but only the command.
>> The app seems not to be correctly saving its session.
>> Try this. Set the app up as autostarted, log in, set your desktop the
>> way you want it when you log in, kill google gadgets, log out saving
>> your session, then log in. From now on don't save your session, and
>> you should be okay.
> Yes, that is ok. But I think there should be a feature for Xfce4 session
>  saver: don't save autostart app's session.

Hmm. Not sure that's actually possible. Might be.

> I start the app with command like "ggl-gtk -s -bg", but the session saver
> can only save "ggl-gtk" without "-s -bg", is this session saver's problem?
> or I should report this to ggl-gtk's dev team?

Well, technically I suppose it could be either, but since the session
manager does this correctly for other apps, and it is the apps
responsibility to save its state, my money is that it's a bug with the

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