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Re: manually reload Dolphin session?

Thanks for the helpful responses. See comments inline.

On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 1:23 AM, Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Bug Reporter posted on Mon, 07 May 2018 18:49:16 -0400 as excerpted:

> I often keep a lot of tabs open in Dolphin and I would like to be able
> to open all those tabs / locations again. I have seen an old feature
> request for Dolphin saved sessions. I'm not asking for that. I just want
> to know if I can do it manually. For example, I see some older session
> files that seem to belong to Dolphin. Here's an example:
> /home/myuser/.config/session/
> Are files like that currently used by Dolphin? If I have one, can I
> reload it into Dolphin?

AFAIK those are your kde/plasma session restoration files, not dolphin
session files.

That could be. See next comment.

The default is restore the previous session, and these session files are
the session-manager's method of tracking what's open, with window sizes
and locations, virtual desktop, activity, etc.

That dolphin file, therefore, is unlikely to contain specific information
about the dolphin session, but rather, where your dolphin windows were in
that particular session when you logged out.

If I leave Dolphin open when I log out of Plasma desktop, upon logging back in Dolphin is restored with all my open tabs and each location within the split views of those tabs remembered as well. It even remembers which tab was active. So not only is window size and position remembered, but many details of the Dolphin session are remembered. Since this can be done when logging out of the desktop, my preferred solution is to find where that info is stored, make a copy of it with a "session name" and then load it manually on demand. I assume I might have to use the dbus scripting hint provided below by stephen to accomplish this. However, I guess the first obstacle is finding there this Dolphin session info is saved. I have not been able to find it yet.

On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 11:07 AM, Stephen Dowdy <sdowdy@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

dolphin has a DBus interface that you can script as well.

Looks like here's a good example of using a small bit of this interface:


Of course, loading common directories/URLs into the places container is useful for quick recall.

Thanks stephen. Where can I learn more about scripting Dolphin in this way?