Xfce: please remove 'save session' from logout dialog (and disable it by default)

  5 years ago

An idea for a small usability improvement for the Xfce edition:

In the logout dialog of Xfce, you can enable saving the session. But that's generally a nuisance, especially for beginners with Linux Mint Xfce. Because all open application windows will be restarted automatically, upon each login....

In order to prevent mistakes, I always disable it and remove this option from the logout window for all users like this:

sudo mkdir /etc/xdg/xfce4/kiosk


sudo nano /etc/xdg/xfce4/kiosk/kioskrc

In that empty text document, I add the following text:

But it would be better if that confusing option wouldn't be there in the first place, in the logout dialog.

So it would be great if this usability "paper cut" wuld be removed from the upcoming Mint 17 Xfce. For example by adding the kioskrc document that contains the hack, to the iso.
Latest comments
Schatten 5 years ago

Default as 'disabled' would be the better choice.
(However, I promoted the idea, since I prefer it to be removed than 'enabled'.)

Hammer459 5 years ago

This is a quite useful option and removing it would IMHO reduce useability

Pjotr 5 years ago

@remoulder: well, maintaining this option wouldn't be a problem if the following two criteria were met:
- not enabled by default;
- not shown as option in the logout dialog window (thus making it less visible for the inexperienced).

In my experience, this option often causes problems for inexperienced users. It would already be a big help if it would only be accessible in the Settings Manager, because then it would only be enabled by people who know what it does....

remoulder 5 years ago

This seems to be more of a personal preference as you are suggesting removing an option that other users may find useful. Perhaps the default setting should be disabled, but I would disagree with removing it altogether.