[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#547153: Bug#547153: /usr/bin/xfce4-session: "Restart Style" setting has no effect and is undocumented

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu Sep 17 12:22:18 UTC 2009

Jö Fahlke a écrit :
> Package: xfce4-session
> Version: 4.6.1-1
> Severity: normal
> I can adjust the "Restart Style" of particular applications in the "Session"
> tab of the "Session and Startup" settings dialog.  However, it is undocumented
> what each of the four options "If Running", "Always", "Immediately" and
> "Never" actually mean (well, I can guess the meaning of the last option, but
> the difference between the first three is beyond me).
> To find the meaning of the different options, I adjusted the "Restart Style"
> for xfce4-panel and killed it (using "killall xfce4-panel").  The result was
> always the same, no matter which option I used for the setting: the panel
> vanished and did not restart automatically.
Session management is usually tricky, and you shouldn't mess with it
unless you know what you're doing.

You may want to look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_session_manager
for more info.

Not all applications manage correctly XSMP so maybe x-p doesn't support
that. Btw it's intended to be use at session stop and start, not really
*during* the session, afaik.

If you want more info on this, I advise you to ask on upstream bugzilla
or mailing list where Brian Tarricone (the xfce4-session developper)
might have more info than me.


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