When I log in to my Ubuntu system several applications that I added to startup list (by using System->Preferences->StartUp Application) start automatically.

Last times I am seeing that among those startup applications there is also another one called "Konqueror" (which is a browser and browse me automatically https://unix.stackexchange.com/users/4458/bakhtiyor) which starts automatically. But I didn't add this application to startup list. I looked for every place that I knew to see why it was loading automatically but I could not find it.

Could anybody help me to find out how that application is starting up automatically when a session starts please?

Note that I don't have root permission in my system, because it is in my working place. I am using Ubuntu Desktop and GNOME.

Thank you.

  • Konqueror is KDE - are you using Kubuntu? Or are you using both GNOME/KDE?
    – mathepic
    Feb 24, 2011 at 11:55
  • you say you added the application to startup and it autostarts ? That is what it is supposed to do, isn't it? Remove those from startup applications or Did I understand your question wrong ? Feb 24, 2011 at 11:56
  • @mathepic. I am using Ubuntu Desktop and GNOME.
    – Bakhtiyor
    Feb 24, 2011 at 12:07
  • @sagarchalise. But I didn't add Konqueror to startup list. This is the problem.
    – Bakhtiyor
    Feb 24, 2011 at 12:08
  • is kde set to remember your session?
    – Allan
    Feb 24, 2011 at 12:16

2 Answers 2


Go to System>Preferences>Startup apps, then on the Options tab uncheck the "Automatically remember...." checkbox.

  • It is currently unchecked. But I think you are right. Because I remember that I was checking it some times. But it is unchecked now. Is there any file corresponding to it so that I could find and remove Konqueror from it?
    – Bakhtiyor
    Feb 24, 2011 at 12:42
  • Close all not wanted startup apps and press the "Remember the current running applications" button on the same tab, but leave the checkbox empty.
    – nejode
    Feb 24, 2011 at 13:40
  • The problem is solved. Thanks. So, the main factor for this problem was that button called "Remember Currently Running Applications". Somehow I clicked this button not knowing the meaning and at that time Konqueror had been started. The strange thing is that this button even don't ask confirmation. Anyway, thanks a lot.
    – Bakhtiyor
    Feb 24, 2011 at 15:04
  • See my answer. I found configuration file for that and it is more easier to solve my problem by just removing this configuration file.
    – Bakhtiyor
    Feb 24, 2011 at 16:20

Actually, the main reason for automatically running Konqueror after initiating session was that I pressed accidentally the button called Remember Currently Running Applications which is located in System>Preferences>Startup apps under the Option tab.

@nejode had guessed that first and posted his answer. In the comment he wrote that I can close all not wanted apps and press the Remember Currently Running Applications button again. I did that and it worked fine.

But, I started to look after the configuration file where this information is stored. Finally I have found it in ~/.config/gnome-session/saved-session folder. So removing all files from their will remove all remembered running applications. And I think it is more easier way to do that.

By the way, would be nice in future to see Undo button along with Remember Currently Running Applications button.


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