Feature request : shortcut to save session while logging out

Bug #44010 reported by Manu Cornet
44
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-session (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
Nominated for Karmic by Brian Foster

Bug Description

It would be great to have something like pressing "Ctrl" or "Alt" while opening the logout dialog to automatically save the session (the default behavior doesn't save it, which is good) at logout. That way, if you want to set a clean start session (or update it), you can do it pretty quickly without having to go in the preferences, activate session saving, then log out, log in again, disable saving, etc.

Manu Cornet (lmanul)
description: updated
Changed in gnome-session:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Revision history for this message
Vassilis Pandis (pandisv) wrote :

I'm not sure about this. How are users supposed to discover such a shortcut? I would prefer a checkbox, which is just as easy and much more obvious.

Revision history for this message
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote : Re: [Bug 44010] Re: Feature request : shortcut to save session while logging out

Le samedi 09 septembre 2006 à 15:47 +0000, Vassilis Pandis a écrit :
> I'm not sure about this. How are users supposed to discover such a
> shortcut?

by reading the documentation

> I would prefer a checkbox, which is just as easy and much more
> obvious.

If you have some mockup feel free to comment with them or bring the
discussion to the desktop list

Revision history for this message
Vincenzo Ciancia (vincenzo-ml) wrote : Workaround for the problem of session saving in ubuntu

I quote

"if you want to set a clean start session (or update it), you can do it pretty quickly without having to go in the preferences, activate session saving, then log out, log in again, disable saving"

of course, and also, the machinery here described is really an hackish way to do what one is willing to do, which is save my session now and now everytime I log out (especially since there exist applications that do not respect the session saving protocol, and anyway since I can logout without closing applications).

And also this is bugged in dapper, since if you disable auto-session-saving after having enabled it you find unrelated windows (a nautilus file manager and the session properties dialog) when you log in again, and you can't get rid of them.

A workaround to this bunch of bugs is to use the "gnome-session-save" command, but you can't use it in a terminal window because it will save the terminal window. So you can add an entry at the end of the applications menu, using alacarte (right click on the application menu and modify the menu), which runs the command "gnome-session-save", name it "save session", and you're done, you have now the possibility to save session whenever you want without incurring in the other bug I mentioned.

Revision history for this message
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

note that on feisty the gnome-session-properties has a button to save the session now

Revision history for this message
hanasaki (hanasaki-ubuntu) wrote :

Does gnome, out of the box, before integration with ubuntu, have this support? It would be great to have the general functionality as-is from gnome and not in an Ubuntu specific manner. This is a suitable item for an edgy upgrade without waiting for feisty.

Revision history for this message
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

GNOME dropped that feature from the UI too when they switched to the gnome-panel dialogs for that (the same cycle Ubuntu change its dialog)

Revision history for this message
Nicolas Valcarcel (nvalcarcel) wrote :

I remember there was a button when you pressed logout which was to logout and save your session, why was it removed? Was it on Gnome or in Ubuntu?

Revision history for this message
dbkaplun (dbkaplun) wrote :

Will this bug accept a patch?

Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Girish Sanenahalli (girish-cs7036)
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Karma Dorje (taaroa)
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
assignee: Girish Sanenahalli (girish-cs7036) → nobody
status: In Progress → Confirmed
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Duplicates of this bug

Other bug subscribers