Bug 967715 - Applications and workspaces not remembered on session-restore
Applications and workspaces not remembered on session-restore
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-session (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2013-05-28 02:18 EDT by Amit Shah
Modified: 2015-02-19 02:47 EST (History)
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Description Amit Shah 2013-05-28 02:18:22 EDT
Description of problem:

This is a regression from F18: I updated to F19 via fedup and upon logout/login, all the applications start on workspace 1, instead of the shell creating as many workspaces as were enabled during the logout.

E.g. I have an instance of Firefox on workspace 5.  F18 used to start firefox on workspace 5 on login, but on F19, it's started on workspace 1.

This also used to work for multiple instances of the same app.  e.g. I had several instances of evince showing different pdfs on various workspaces: 1, 4, 5, etc..  and on F18, the evince windows used to show up properly on the workspace they were originally on.
Comment 1 Florian Müllner 2013-05-28 08:48:23 EDT
Is that with an extension that stopped working? There was never any code in gnome-shell to restore applications on startup ...
Comment 2 Amit Shah 2013-05-28 09:19:33 EDT
No, I don't have any extensions.  gnome-session-properties has a checkbox for 'remember applications on logout', I have that turned on.
Comment 3 Florian Müllner 2013-05-29 12:01:04 EDT
Mmh, I wasn't aware that gnome-session remembered workspaces ... reassigning to gnome-session then, which is the component that does session saving.
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Comment 6 Berend De Schouwer 2015-02-19 02:47:39 EST
Re-opened as #1194153 since it's still a problem in Fedora 21.

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