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I have these situations often, especially with the following applications:

  1. In Nautilus:

    sometimes, I have opened several tabs each of which opened a different directory. But Nautilus sometimes crashes, perhaps because it is running too long or there are too many tabs it can handle? I was wondering if it is possible to memorize what directories are open in Nautilus before it exits unexpectedly and when I feel this is desired, just like what the session manager in Firefox does?

  2. For document viewers, such as evince Document Viewer 2.32.0 and DjVuLibre DjView 4.5:

    I was also wondering if it is possible to memorize what files are open currently, before I have to reboot my OS but don't want to lose track of what I am now reading?

  3. Similar question for gedit.

If there are/will be some solutions, are they application-specific, or in some cases can they be made application independent?

My OS is Ubuntu 10.10

Thanks and regards!

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There is a setting to remember all apps when shutting down it is found in the startup applications menu item (last tab if I recall correctly)

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Thanks! In the menu for Applications, the last item is Ubuntu software center. Could you be more specific? – Tim Apr 12 '11 at 14:14
@Tim in the system-> preferences menu – Reuben Swartz Apr 13 '11 at 11:48

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