locking down the desktop
gmccullagh at gmail.com
Sun Jan 20 15:26:32 GMT 2008
On Sun, 20 Jan 2008, Barb Tabor wrote:
> I am having trouble finding out to prevent students from saving to the
> desktop (using Gutsy). Any suggestions?
It's a slightly strange request -- to not allow them write information to
a folder in their own home directory. Have you given users their own
accounts, or is it one shared account?
I guess you can probably do it by removing write permissions on the
chmod a-w ~<username>/Desktop/
This is something they could undo, but I'm guessing you're just trying to
keep things tidy. If it's a security issue (?)
The main program which will write to the desktop is probably firefox, so
you can reconfigure firefox to not save to the desktop -- that might be all
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