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Title: Is there a setting in the startup applications menu item to remember all apps when shutting down?
ID: /2018/04/02/Is-there-a-setting-in-the-startup-applications-menu-item-to-remember-all-apps-when-shutting-down_
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Short Answer

If you want to save sessions across reboots you’ll have to switch from Lubuntu (LXDE Desktop) to Kubuntu (KDE desktop) or Xubuntu (XFCE desktop).

It won’t work on Ubuntu (Unity Desktop).

Long Answer

Using this tool I recently wrote: Bash one-liner to display ALL gsettings in Zenity or Yad. I sorted on Key and scrolled to the A section to find:

auto save session.png

Note: Many people will prefer to install dconf-editor to navigate to the gsettings and set the values.

To manually find the states use:

$ gsettings get org.gnome.SessionManager auto-save-session
$ gsettings get org.gnome.SessionManager auto-save-session-one-shot

To save the session for across reboots use:

gsettings set org.gnome.SessionManager auto-save-session true

Then reboot.

Note: This doesn’t work in Ubuntu 16.04 but does in Kubuntu.

Someone recommended here to use Compiz Session Management:

Compiz session management.png

but it doesn’t appear to work in Ubuntu 16.04 either.

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