[CentOS] Applications staying open in Gnome

Thu Apr 3 19:04:00 UTC 2008
Kai Schaetzl <maillists at conactive.com>

CentOs 5.1 updated with Gnome as desktop. I notice that after a reboot 
some applications reappear mysteriously. It seems that the last 
application that was closed *before* reboot reappears.
For instance I had gedit appearing for some time, opened with a blank 
"unknown document". Now I'm getting the hardware manager/soundcard section 
opened on the desktop each time I reboot because that was the last 
application I had open *and* closed a few reboots ago. I haven't tried 
many other applications as I do not use many.
Applications that do not behave like this are terminal and the file 
manager. They appear like normal on the screen if they were open before 
the reboot. The only oddity about them is that if two of them were open 
only one reappears and terminal never opens on the position it was before. 
That may be a shortcoming of the Gnome window manager. But the other 
applications reappearing in that way seems odd.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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