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Every time I log into Xubuntu, apps like Libre Office and the web browser keep opening. How can I stop this?

The apps that show up are:

  • Firefox
  • Geary
  • Hotot
  • Bunch of error messages
  • Keyring password permission
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I can imagine 2 kinds of problem: 1) Old Session restored: Did you have the have the programs open the last time you logout / shutdown? Then the applications should change. 2) Autostart: Do the same apps open every time? Then we have to configue autstart. – smiddy84 Nov 1 '13 at 9:23

Check in Settings Manager - Session and Startup.

That Automatically save session is not enabled

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Then in Application Autostart you do not have an entry for the Applications you find starting.

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Then you can clear any saved sessions from the Session Tab

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any idea what files these settings are stored in? – stu Sep 12 '15 at 21:04

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