Remove another "paper cut"?

Jari Rahkonen jari.rahkonen at
Wed Jan 15 12:39:28 CET 2014

15.01.2014 13:17, PK kirjoitti:
> Hello,
> In the logout dialog of xfce4-session, you can check the option "Save
> session for future logins".
> I think it would be better if that option would disappear from the
> logout dialog. Because it often causes some confusion and (minor)
> problems for inexperienced Xfce users. It's not an important usability
> bug, but still a "paper cut".
> Inexperienced users often check that option (or leave it checked,
> because some distro's ship Xfce with this option enabled by default),
> without knowing what it means and what it's good for.
> And then they ask for help on the forums, because every time they log
> in, all kinds of applications are being launched automatically....
> So I think it would be a good idea to remove this option from the logout
> dialog. In my experience, saving a session is rarely ever useful at all.
> And you can still enable saving a session by the settings manager.
> What do you think?
> Regards, Pjotr.

The problem could also be alleviated by rewording the option label so 
that it better describes the effect. Something like "Restart 
applications on next login". This might be even more intuitive if the 
session is reset to default if the option is unchecked, if this is even 
technically feasible. In any case, I'd have to agree that for new users 
this option is more trouble than it's worth.

- Jari

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