I'm running KDE and use firefox for my browser. I have configured firefox to
autostart (under Configure your Desktop -> System Administration -> Autostart)
when KDE starts up. When firefox starts up, I would like for firefox to
open with a blank page. I have firefox configured to start with a blank
page (Edit -> Preferences -> When Firefox starts: Show a blank page).
I have KDE configured to start with an empty session
(Configure your Desktop -> System Administration -> Startup and Shutdown ->
Session Management -> Start with an empty session).
Suppose I have firefox running with several tabs open.
If I then manually kill firefox and then click on the Lock/Logout Icon
to restart the computer, KDE will start up and firefox will autostart
with a blank page (just like I want).
But if I leave firefox running and click on the Lock/Logout Icon to reboot
the computer, KDE will start up and firefox will autostart with all the
previously open tabs restored (which is not what I want).
This occurs identically if I "restart" directly, or "turn off computer"
and power it back on. Again, if I quit firefox before I click on the
Logout widget, firefox will start up with a blank page. Also, I did try
manually creating my own "shutdown" icon on the desktop where I wrote a
little script that first kills firefox if it's running, and then calls
shutdown, and that's works the way I want it to: firefox always starts
with a blank page.
Is there any way I can get the behavior I want (using the Logout widget,
firefox always starts with a blank page)? I'm hoping I mistakenly have
some preference set incorrectly...