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#1 2011-01-12 04:07:09

lphilpot
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From: Louisiana, USA
Registered: 2011-01-07
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Save session/desktop without exiting?

(Xfce 4.6.2 on RHEL6)

I know I can optionally (automatically) save the state of the desktop upon each logout, but is there a way to save it without having to logout? Specifically, without having to leave the auto-save enabled on the logout dialog?

Ideally what I like is to save my defaults so that no matter how it looks at logout, the default state is restored upon next login. I can certainly do that, but it takes a number of steps:

1. Logout with auto-save enable
2. Log back in
3. Logout again with auto-save disabled
4. Log back in again

Is there a way to just "save now" the default desktop state without logging out?

Thanks!

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#2 2011-01-13 17:16:27

mmassonnet
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Re: Save session/desktop without exiting?

Xfce 4.7 has a new Session manager settings interface that allows saving the current session.

Xfce 4.6 and prior don't have such a possibility.


Mike

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#3 2011-01-13 18:42:18

lphilpot
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Re: Save session/desktop without exiting?

Sounds good - If I build from the tarball (taking defaults), will it install along side 4.6 or overwrite it? I'm not at my Linux box right now to see exactly how 4.6 is installed.

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#4 2011-01-15 09:38:39

mmassonnet
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Re: Save session/desktop without exiting?

It will screw everything up.

It is possible to install it in a different prefix (your home directory, /opt, etc.) and you will have to start it with the right environment variables (LD_LIBRARY_PATH, PATH).


Mike

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#5 2011-01-15 20:59:57

lphilpot
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From: Louisiana, USA
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Re: Save session/desktop without exiting?

So, if I want to upgrade to 4.8 (since it should be released soon, IIRC), I need to just 'make uninstall' all the 4.6 packages and install 4.8? Or is there a better way?

Thanks.

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