Locking down the desktop

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Tue Oct 4 19:06:50 BST 2005

On Tuesday 04 October 2005 14:43, Martin Woolley wrote:
> You lock down the desktop using the documents at
> http://enterprise.kde.org/articles/ especially the articles "KDE Kiosk:
> Battening Down the Hatches" and "KDE: The Korporate Desktop Environment"
> Having followed the suggestions there-in, you think well that's it, nobody
> will be able to change their wallpaper and then KDE applications allow
> users to do it, there-by circumventing the corporate standard (well the
> school standard anyway).
> Specifically KolourPaint includes options on the file menu to save your
> image as the wallpaper.  Also, if you drag an image from the Konqueror file
> browser to the desktop, a pop up menu appears which includes an open to set
> the wallpaper to the dragged image.

Hmm, does it change the wallpaper after one chooses that option?
If it doesn it could be considered a bug of KDesktop for accepting the change.

> So, my question is, how do we lock down the desktop so that users cannot
> change their wallpaper, taskbar settings etc?  Removing the two
> aforementioned options would be a big help.  Does anyone know how to
> disable these options?

I suggest you ask on the kiosk mailinglist 


Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at gmx.at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
Moderator: www.mrunix.de (German), www.qtforum.org
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