Toggling an application in gnome-session-properties and then closing too quickly can cause the change to not be recorded

Bug #444993 reported by dreamersbrow on 2009-10-06
This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
gnome-session (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-session-bin

If the user checks or unchecks an application listed in the start applications window and quickly clicks on the close button, the changes to that application are not remembered. If however, the user checks or unchecks an application and waits about 5 seconds before hitting close, then the changes are stored.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Oct 6 17:55:22 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: gnome-session-bin 2.28.0-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-12.39-generic
SourcePackage: gnome-session
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-12-generic x86_64

dreamersbrow (houk-ron) wrote :
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at:

Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

This is fixed upstream now

Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-session - 2.28.0-0ubuntu9

gnome-session (2.28.0-0ubuntu9) lucid; urgency=low

  * debian/gnome-session.install, debian/gnome-session-bin.install:
    - don't install the gnome-settings-daemon helper which sets a gtk1 variable
      since that gtk version is deprecated for some cycles
  * debian/patches/91_git_change_correct_capplet_update.patch:
    - git update to fix changes not being stored by the session capplet sometime
      (lp: #444993)
  * debian/gnome-session.preinst:
    - clean deprecated autostart conffiles on upgrade (lp: #146918,#457104)
 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:59:42 +0100

Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Juan Simón (simonbcn) wrote :

Released in Lucid and not in Karmic!!?
Karmic is the current version, the official one.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Fixes always go in to the development branch first, and then we can backport some patches to supported releases where appropriate (following the guidelines at

berduchwal (marcin-maleccy) wrote :

is the updated of Karmic package expected ever?

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

I'm not sure it's worth fixing in Karmic really. Everyone is busy working on Lucid at the moment, this bug is not high priority and there is also an easy workaround for it too. It's not the sort of bug that most users are going to notice, and only a very small number of people reported the issue too.

Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu Karmic):
assignee: nobody → Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → In Progress
rob311 (rob311fan2001) wrote :

as a side note, i noticed if you hit the X button to close the windows, the settings are remembered regardless.

Changed in gnome-session:
importance: Unknown → Low
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2011-02-15
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu Karmic):
assignee: Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) → nobody
status: In Progress → Won't Fix
Colan Schwartz (colan) wrote :

I'm having a related problem over at I opened a new bug as this one appears to be fixed.

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