[CentOS] Persistent desktop icons ?
rswwalker at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 13:43:20 UTC 2009
On Oct 22, 2009, at 8:46 AM, Niki Kovacs <contact at kikinovak.net> wrote:
> Is it possible to configure persistent desktop icons, e. g. shortcuts
> that users can't delete ? On most of my client desktops, I have some
> home-made shortcuts, like here for example :
> The shortcut on the lower left corner of the screen launches the
> library management system.
> Most of the users are quite computer-illiterate, and more often than
> not, they tend to erase these shortcuts (and then call me panic-
> at 07:00 in the morning :oD).
> To configure the shortcuts themselves, I just edit a .desktop file by
> hand. I tried various combinations of chown and chmod, but to no
> Even if there are minimum access rights, the thing can still be erased
> with a right click.
> Now I vaguely remember that a standard openSUSE install has something
> like persistent desktop shortcuts (for the SUSE help center or
> like that), and I wonder: how do they do it ?
> Any suggestions ?
Look under /usr/share/(apps,applications,...) there should be a
directory called Desktop that is used for both KDE and Gnome, part of
the freedesktop initiative (like LSB for Linux GUIs).
# find /usr/share -t d -name Desktop -print
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