How to disable icon stretch in Gnome Desktop?

Jim Kronebusch jim at
Tue Nov 20 15:30:51 UTC 2007

I have locked the background picture for all our users with gconf-editor.  Now they have
figured out they can download pictures then use the stretch feature to cover the desktop
with whatever they want.  This wastes time, and can look pretty poor if anyone tours our
labs (who knows what the students will have for photos).  I have been looking for a way
to globally force all desktop icons to the default, but have had no luck.  Google just
tells me that the feature is there to stretch icons....I know that already :-)  And I've
looked at most every setting in gconf-editor and cannot find it.

Do any of you know how this could be done?


Jim Kronebusch
Cotter Tech Department

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