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Re: firefox and kde: saved sessions

On Monday 21 March 2005 11:05, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Monday 21 March 2005 15:05, James D. Freels wrote:
> > session shutdown.  This seems to be only a temporary work around.  I
> > suppose that firefox was not intended to be "kde-aware" since kde
> > supplies a browser in konqueror.  However, many other ":non-KDE"
> I think that doesn't matter, if I remember correctly session managment is a
> cross desktop specification, i.e. KDE and GNOME and maybe even others (very
> likely ROX) use the same protocol for it.

My understanding, too.  The reason that the Session saver extension doesn't 
help would appear to be because it is a cross-platform extension that knows 
nothing about the X session protocol.  It would help if it would use it in an 
X environment.  If you have the session saver extension installed, you may 
find that Firefox saves its state when you shut down your KDE session (the 
description implies it won't even do that) but you still have to open Firefox 
manually (or from Autostart) when you restart KDE.

One solution that I have used with another program is to open it in a terminal 
window.  The app saves its own state, and the terminal window uses the X 
session protocol to save _its_ state (including the name of the program it's 
running at shutdown).  This leaves you with an annoying extra window but it 
ensures that the app always starts when you start a session that was closed 
with it already running, but it doesn't start on _every_ KDE startup.

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