After switching from Xubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, my session keeps being restored after restarting or logout/login even though the option to automatically save the session on logout is unchecked in the settings manager. Very annoying.
This bug is referenced here in Launchpad : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xfce4-panel/+bug/1204919
It does not promise you to forget a saved session even if you don't save a new session. You can delete saved sessions manually in the Session tab of xfce4-session-settings.
However, the logout dialog could have another checkbox "Delete saved session", that could be enabled, if "Save session for future logins" is checked.
I should have added to my description that I did delete the saved sessions before restarting / logging out. It looks like proper a bug.
And did you always uncheck "Save session for future logins" thereafter in the logout dialog?
I've never seen this dialog.
Then I guess you have "Prompt on logout" unchecked on General tab of session settings.
I had the confirmation prompt turned off indeed. I turned it on, deleted saved sessions, logged out with xfce4-session-logout, unchecked the option on the confirmation dialog to save the session and the next login was fine. I shouldn't have to go through all this though, but I'm not sure were is the issue.
And actually normally I'm using the logout menu item from the "Action Buttons" applet (or whatever it's called in English), which doesn't have the new confirmation dialog with the checkbox to save the session or not. And logging out from here keeps saving the session.
In my experience the behavior of "Log Out" is exactly the same in Applications menu and Action buttons.
I think there is some error in design. "Log out" does not necessarily log out, if "Prompt on logout" checked: Suspend and Hibernate does not log out session. And "Save session for future logins" setting should be visible in settings.
(In reply to Jarno Suni from comment #8)
> In my experience the behavior of "Log Out" is exactly the same in
> Applications menu and Action buttons.
Right, I get the same behavior for Logout too.
> I think there is some error in design. "Log out" does not necessarily log
> out, if "Prompt on logout" checked: Suspend and Hibernate does not log out
> And "Save session for future logins" setting should be visible in
Automatically save the session on logout should do just this. That's the core of the issue I was pointing out, this option and the "Save session for future logins" option on the logout dialog should be linked, should be the same.
If I understand the comments correctly, this is a dupe of https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7930
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 7930 ***