[kde-linux] Save desktop setup without exiting XServer

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Thu Aug 25 22:53:25 UTC 2005

On Friday 26 August 2005 00:46, James Bigler wrote:
> When you exit the XServer by logging out or turning off the computer, KDE
> will save the layout of most windows.
> Is there a way to save it without exiting?  I'm usually logged in for
> several days at a time (sometimes weeks) and I'd like to periodically save
> the desktop setup in case I'm logged out involuntarily (power surge,
> XServer crash).

You can activate the option for manually save sessions by switching the 
session type in control center
KDE control center -> KDE components -> session manager
If you choose "restore manually saved session" you will get a new entry in the 
K menu where you can save the session at any time.

Another possibility is through DCOP (KDE's remote procedure call thingy)
The KDE session manager ksmserver has a DCOP call for saving session.
You can explore DCOP interfaces using the kdcop tool or the dcop commandline 


Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at gmx.at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
Moderator: www.mrunix.de (German), www.qtforum.org
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