Sessions – what am I missing?

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at
Sun Dec 29 14:48:48 UTC 2013

On 12/29/2013 08:49 AM, Chris Green wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 08:30:19PM +0000, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 28 December 2013 20:13, Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at> wrote:
>>> So the answer to my question is that the session thing that worked so great
>>> in earlier Ubuntu versions now is removed? That sucks so badly. Is there
>>> going to be ANYTHING left in a few years? :(
>> Never having used sessions can you explain what they did for you that
>> you cannot do now?
> On old[er] X systems one could save the layout of terminal windows and
> other applications and get them back in exactly the same places
> (different workspaces etc.) when one started up again.
> It's incredibly convenient/useful (for someone like me) to have, for
> example, the following at system startup:-
>      Mail/News workspace with two 'tall' terminal windows
>      A general purpose workspace with a big terminal window
>      A 'browser' workspace with Firefox running
>      A software development workspace with two terminal windows
>      An 'MS Windows' workspace for running Virtualbox
> Having all the applications ready and running is really good.
> I now have a wierd script that starts all the terminals for me using
> wmctrl to place them.  Once upon a time the window manager and session
> control did it all for me.
     But what I don't understand is why the .sessions were removed. Is 
very useful...

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