Remove another "paper cut"?

PK pliniusminor at
Wed Jan 15 13:21:33 CET 2014

I've turned this into a bug report at Bugzilla:

Feel free to support it there....  :-)

Regards, Pjotr.

2014/1/15 Jari Rahkonen <jari.rahkonen at>

> 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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