Commit df863347 authored by Leena Miettinen's avatar Leena Miettinen
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Doc: attempt to explain what sessions are



We constantly get feedback that clearly shows that
users do not understand how sessions work.
Updated screenshots.

Change-Id: Ifcf3b08ca2f27e14085a5d84adaeacddc59588d8
Reviewed-by: default avatarDaniel Teske <daniel.teske@digia.com>
parent 147e01eb
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\e session. To restore the session automatically when you start \QC,
select \gui {File > Session Manager > Restore last session on startup}.
A session is an arbitrary collection of:
When you open or create any of the following items, they automatically
become a part of the session:
\list
\li Open projects with their dependencies (including SUBDIRS projects)
\li Projects with their dependencies (including SUBDIRS projects)
\li Open editors
\li Editors
\li Breakpoints and expressions
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developers working on the same projects.
For example, if you work on a project and need to switch to another project
for a while, you can save your workspace as a session. This makes it easier
to return to working on the first project later.
for a while, you can save your workspace as a session and then close the
project and all the files in it. Everything that you open after saving the
session becomes a part of a new session. When you want to return to working
on the first project, open the saved session. \QC opens the projects and
files that belong to the session.
To create a new session or remove existing sessions, select \gui File >
\gui{Session Manager}.
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not create or select a session, \QC always uses the default session, which
was created the last time you exited \QC.
When you launch \QC, a list of existing sessions is displayed on the
\gui{Welcome screen}.
When you launch \QC, a list of existing sessions is displayed in the
\gui Welcome mode.
\image qtcreator-welcome-session.png
When you start \QC from the command prompt, you can give the name of
When you start \QC from the command line, you can give the name of
a session as argument and \QC will start with this session.
For more information, see \l{Using Command Line Options}.
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