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Is there a way for saving a session in 11.04 ?

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Do you mean remembering your running applications? –  RolandiXor May 1 '11 at 22:26
    
Yes, Roland. That is exactly what I would like to have in Ubuntu 11.04. –  Vincenzo May 2 '11 at 20:24
    
try my suggestion below. –  RolandiXor May 2 '11 at 20:59
    
If anyone wants to re-implement this feature (from scratch), the following information may be useful: askubuntu.com/questions/113850/… –  Anderson Green Dec 29 '12 at 1:22
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No, this feature was dropped: http://www.linux-archive.org/ubuntu-desktop/478109-gnome-session-saving-dropped-natty.html

There is a bug filed for this (so, someone might be willing at some point to restore the feature): https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/773688

But from my own experience, the feature was completely unpredictable: even the File Manager windows were not always restored and those restored were at different spaces/positions etc.

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This setting is still available in the configuration editor. (Open dash, type gconf-editor and it should show up).

Now, you need to navigate to /apps/gnome-session/options.

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When you autosave your session, you do not have to do anything afterwords (like loading a session file in nautilus). It will automatically save the programs you have running as startup applications.

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I read from a post in February that they had removed this feature because it was broken, does this in fact still work? If so I will add this to an answer I made a few days ago. –  Alan May 1 '11 at 22:48
    
@Alan: I have not tested it myself, but others have said it was working. I think it slows down login time though, and it's a bit complicated to undo (so it is still technically "broken"). –  RolandiXor May 1 '11 at 22:50
    
The command to run is actually gconf-editor. I edited the answer to say so, but it is pending approval. –  Josh Glover May 11 '11 at 6:58
    
@JoshGlover: Yes, the command is gconf-editor, but the Desktop File is "Configuration Editor". –  RolandiXor May 11 '11 at 15:48
    
@Roland: sure, but opening a terminal and typing config didn't work for me. :) –  Josh Glover May 12 '11 at 7:34
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