customize gnome desktop for all users?

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 3 22:17:14 BST 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:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=707688
[ HOWTO: Ubuntu in the Public Library]
http://users.telenet.be/mydotcom/howto/linuxkiosk/ubuntu01.htm
[an Ubuntu / Gnome lockdown scenario]
http://www.gnome.org/projects/sabayon/
http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2008/05/27/how-to-lock-down-gnome/
http://ubuntu-tweak.com/about









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