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When I remote access into my computer through RDP using XRDP on my Linux machine,I cannot see the last opened windows that I left when I login through other computer to my home computer. Instead it just gives me a fresh starting desktop with none of my previous Windows and app running. For example, if I had Firefox open, when I remote login I can't see the Firefox window open.

Where is my open windows and running apps? Anyone run into this? Or know how to fix it?

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You might want to have a look at this location (, this post explains how you could configure you xrdp to try to reconnect to existing session

I hope that this would help you

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Eric Carvalho Jul 6 '13 at 21:27

I had a similar issue.. to get it working for me I edited my xrdp.ini by runing

sudo gedit /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini

then added the below to the list for my set up:


I first log in to my machine usung the default sesman-Xvnc connection option in the 'Login to xrdp' 'Module' drop-down list..

This creates the original session that i can then log back into later by selecting the Reconnect option i have created which should now show in the 'Login to xrdp' 'Module' drop-down.

All my open programs, windows and files are just as i left them in the first session when i log back in using this..

I can then access this same session again from any of my other Windows PC's Remote Desktop Connection clients by again selecting Reconnect in the Xrdp login 'Module' drop-down.

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