Managing the Session
To configure the session management of the GNOME Desktop,
use the Sessions preference tool. The Sessions preference tool recognizes the following types of application:
Applications that are session-managed. When
you save the settings for your session, the session manager saves all of the
session-managed applications. If you log out, then log in again, the session
manager automatically starts the session-managed applications.
Applications that are not session-managed. When you save the
settings for your session, the session manager does not save any applications
that are not session-managed. If you log out, then log in again, the session
manager does not start non-session-managed applications. You must start the
application manually. Alternatively, you can use the Sessions preference tool to specify non-session-managed applications
that you want to automatically start.
Defining Session Behavior When You Log In and Log Out
To set how a session behaves when you log in
and log out, use Sessions preference tool. Make
the changes you require in the Session Options tabbed
section. For example, you can select to display a splash screen when you log
To Use Startup Applications
can configure your sessions to start with applications that are not session-managed.
To configure non-session-managed startup applications, use the Sessions preference tool. Use the Startup Programs tabbed section to add, edit, and delete applications. If you save
your settings and log out, the next time that you log in, the startup applications
To Browse Applications in the Current Session
To browse the applications in the current session, use the Sessions preference tool. The Current Session
tabbed section lists the following:
All GNOME applications that are currently running, that can
connect to the session manager, and that can save the state of the application.
All preference tools that can connect to the session manager,
and that can save the state of the tool.
You can use the Current Session tabbed section
to perform a limited number of actions on the session properties of an application
or preference tool. For example, you can edit the startup order, and restart
style of any GNOME application or preference tool that is in the list.
To save your session settings, perform the following steps:
Configure your session to automatically save settings when
you end the session. To configure your session, use the Sessions preference tool. The Sessions preference
tool starts. Select the Automatically save changes to session
option on the Session Options tabbed section.
End your session.