I recently hit the "Remember Currently Running Applications" button and unchecked "Automatically remember ..." and now I seem to be stuck with a lot of stuff on startup. None of it is listed under "Startup Programs" (and what is -- Pidgin, Skype -- launches twice). Is there a way to edit or review the "Currently Running Applications" that are remembered?


All the applications "remembered" are stored in the following folder:


Use the file-manager to navigate to this folder - remember to use "View - Show Hidden files" to see the ".config" folder.

Use the instructions here if you want to remove all "remembered" applications.

  • For bonus kicks, what I did exactly was vim ~/.config/gnome-session/saved-session/* Then I emptied (with :%d) all the .desktop files I didn't want to keep, leaving slab (askubuntu.com/questions/37642/…) and a couple of others in place. Then find ~/.config/gnome-session/saved-session/ -size 0 -exec rm {} \; et voila. NOTE: don't run random commands unless you understand them, okay? Especially not ones with "rm" in them. – Amanda Apr 28 '11 at 23:37

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