When I login to the system I have few Nemo windows open.

I did it few weeks ago, and probably forgot to close at shut down.
But now Mint remember my open application and always open it after start up:

start up applications


Of course, I checked Settings => Startup Application.

It doesn't contain any file browsers. It contains only desired application for me.


I checked solution mentioned here Xfce4 mysteriously starts file browser upon login.

And can conclude that it doesn't work for Cinnamon environment. ~/.cache/ doesn't contain any sessions folder:

session folder

How to get rid of this start up application?

  • @JID What do you exactly mean?
    – catch23
    May 7, 2015 at 12:48
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    @JID, the init process takes care of starting services at boot time and when changing runlevels. It does not start applications when you login into a desktop manager session. nazar_art wants to know how he can prevent the desktop manager from opening a file browser while logging in.
    – Lambert
    May 7, 2015 at 12:52
  • @nazar_art, have a look at menu / preferences / startup applications, it might be listed there
    – Lambert
    May 7, 2015 at 12:54
  • @Lambert Fair enough. I misunderstood what they meant by startup, i presumed booting.
    – user78605
    May 7, 2015 at 12:54
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    @nazar_art I think it's a duplicate of unix.stackexchange.com/questions/196111/…
    – apaul
    May 7, 2015 at 13:17

1 Answer 1


I think you were very close.

Just go into Settings => Startup Programs and then click on the Options tab.

There, you will see a checkbox saying

Automatically remember running applications when logging out

Just uncheck it.


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