On Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:21:52 -0400 Tom Browder <email@example.com> wrote: > On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 11:45 AM, Sven Arvidsson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > On Mon, 2016-03-21 at 11:26 -0400, Tom Browder wrote: > >> I just upgraded and am disappointed that, even though browser > >> instances can be saved between login sessions, terminal windows > >> apparently can't. > >> > >> I have used the gconf editor and found setting: > >> > >> apps | gnome-session | options | auto_save_session > >> > >> which is checked, but the terminals still disappear after logging > >> out and logging back in. > >> > >> Is there any way to recover that most valuable feature of the old > >> GNOME desktop? > > > > AFAICT, Nope. > > > > See https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=704676 > > I remember that now. So is there any way to drop back to using GNOME > Classic as in Deb 7? Debian 7 did not have GNOME classic. It had GNOME "Classic Mode" (GNOME 3 thinly disguised as GNOME 2) but that is not the same thing. > If not, are there any other reasonable, debian-packaged, desktop > environments that provide auto-saved terminals? MATE is a fork of GNOME 2. It is virtually identical to the GNOME we all loved (although sadly I came to the free world too late to experience it; Debian 7 was my first GNU distribution). It is available for Debian 8, and in backports for 7. > So sad, UI design following faddish, short-lived form over function, > just like the fashion industry: the emperor has no clothes! Agreed. GNOME 3 is style over substance, 100%. You have two options: use Debian 8 with MATE or Debian 6 with GNOME. I would opt for the former.
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