gnome-terminal I noticed that it does not remember its state, once closed. I would like a terminal which remembers its state, this includes the title of the tabs and the current directory in which I was. IIRC the
konsole of KDE3 did this. So I installed konsole
(the current version which comes with Ubuntu 10.10) however it does not seem to remember it's state either. :(
My only recommendation for this is to use something like GNU Screen which is a terminal multiplexor which will maintain states after the terminal has been disconnected. It can also be configured to save it's state to disk to maintain sessions between restarts.
Enabling Gnome to "remember currently running applications" provides a partial workaround, if it doesn't interfere with other parts of your workflow.
It remembers gnome-terminal screen profiles, locations, and directories upon logout.
There may be some wrinkles, but I've used this happily on one of my work systems where I have, at every login, a gnome-terminal starting at a deep documentation build directory, in a tiny, tiny font ; other windows running different font/color/directory profiles ; and a browser open to the html version of the doc that's set in the terminal path.
If you want to try this, you'd go to
System > Preferences > Startup Applications
then on the Options tab ,select "Automatically remember running applications when logging out" .
Counterintuitive, but sometimes very useful.
Alternatively, you can set it to remember your current set-up, instead of doing this automatically from logout.