Menus revisited

Joseph Method tristil at
Thu Jan 12 15:07:02 GMT 2006

I remember trying out "save session" and getting into a frustrating
whack-a-mole situation with the sessions dialogue itself being
included in the saved session. This is a hard behavior to reproduce
unless you're being as stupid as I was. But saved sessions is a bad
default because users tend to "bail out" when things go wrong, and a
lot of things can go wrong within a given session.  Sometimes
applications die and leave stray processes or daemons that are hard to
identity in the long list of processes. So maybe a nicer
system-monitor *and* the sessions application.

On 1/12/06, John Nilsson <john at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 18:05 +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > (a) is an issue because we removed the tickbox from the logout dialog.
> > It's also the strongest argument in favour of keeping the preferences.
> > I'd argue that this suggests we should put the tickbox back and get rid
> > of the preferences.
> Why is this an issue at all? Is there any good reason for the computer
> _not_ to restore state? A better alternative might be to provide a
> somewhat nicer interface than system-monitor to kill processes to not
> restore.
> Say one list for applications with menu entries, and an "advanced" or
> "other" button/tab for the rest? Maybe a third tab for panel stuff...
> > 6) Why is most of "Removable drives and media" not part of "Preferred
> > applications"?
> Why isn't everything related to default apps in "Preferred
> applications"? (.mailcap and friends, default mime handlers, etc...)
> Regards,
> John
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-J. Method

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