customize gnome desktop for all users?

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Jun 3 21:17:14 UTC 2008

On 06/02/2008 10:47 PM, Paul Johnson wrote:
> If I install Ubuntu on computers in a public laboratory, I'd like to
> make some changes to the gnome panel.  I don't want fast user
> switching available, I want to add the system monitor, and possibly
> remove a couple of the other gnome applets that are running.  I
> thought I'd find a config under /etc/skel, but I don't see it.
> Is it possible to customize the desktop for new user accounts?
> PJ

Absolutely! There are many features/utilities that will allow you to
easily configure the system as you wish. Here are a few links that you
may find helpful:
[ HOWTO: Ubuntu in the Public Library]
[an Ubuntu / Gnome lockdown scenario]

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