Save Gnome session not what I thought

Dave M G martin at
Tue Jun 2 16:16:46 UTC 2009

Ubuntu Users,

I thought that if I checked the option to save session when shutting 
down the computer, in System -> Preferences -> Sessions, that all my 
running applications would return when I started up. But only some 
things, like some open terminals and FireFox are there when I boot.

Perhaps "sessions" are not what I'm after.

I have Compiz, and 4 desktops. I like to have different programs on 
different desktops. For example, I have Thunderbird on Desktop one, 
Amarok on Desktop two...

I'd like to save a particular configuration so that when I boot up, all 
those programs are already there, in the place that I like them.

Is this possible?

Thank you for any advice.

Dave M G

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