Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

Customizing Startup and Logout

GraphicYou can change the following options for startup and logout:

Whenever you are logged into the desktop, you are working in a current session. By default, when you log out, the desktop saves your current session and restores it the next time you log in.

You can also save a home session, a session you want to be able to return to regardless of what you do during the current session.

To Change How Your Next Session Starts

  1. Click the Style Manager Startup control.

  2. Select the settings you want:

    • Resume current session: Starts your next session the way you left your last one including any setting, client, or resource modifications

    • Return to Home session: Starts the session you set as your home session

    • Ask me at Logout: Select this if you want to be asked at logout whether to restart the current session or restore the home session

    To define a new home session based on your current session, select Set Home Session.

  3. To save your changes, click OK.

To Set a Home Sessionkayak

When setting a home session, be sure to first select and save your desired startup settings.

  1. Click the Style Manager Startup control.

  2. Click Set Home Session.

  3. Click OK in the confirmation dialog box that appears.

  4. Click OK in the Startup dialog box.

    If you have never set a home session, the system default session is used when you select Return to Home session.

To Set Your Logout Confirmation Preference

  1. Click the Style Manager Startup control.

  2. Select On or Off for Logout Confirmation.

    If you set Logout Confirmation to On, whenever you log out you will be asked for confirmation that you want to log out.

  3. Click OK.