What does "Restart Style" mean in Session and Startup (and how does one change it)?

Petter Adsen petter at synth.no
Sun Sep 27 18:44:06 CEST 2015

On Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:52:49 +0100
Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:

> In the "Session and Startup" "Session" tab xfce shows the current
> session processes that will be saved by saving the session (and thus
> will get restarted on reboot).
> I have a number of questions about this but the most pressing one at
> the moment is what does "Restart Style" actually mean and how do you
> change it.  In particular what does "If running" mean in the column?

"If running" means that the program will be started automatically if it
was running when the session was exited/saved.

> Also what determines whether a program will appear in the list or not?
> I'm running some programs (Firefox, Thunderbird in the panel, a game)
> which don't appear but everything else I'm running (thunar, virtualbox
> and various xfce utilities) do appear.

Not all programs implement X session management. The ones that do, show
up - the ones that don't, don't.


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