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Old 08-26-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
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disable gnome desktop controls


Hi,

Is it possible to disable any gnome desktop controls?

By this I mean that if any clicks are made on the desktop or any keys are pressed, nothing should happen

Please help
 
Old 08-27-2010, 06:51 AM   #2
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Unplug your keyboard and mouse, perhaps?

What reason do you have to want something like that anyway? Care to give us a few details about what you are trying to accomplish?
 
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I'm trying to run an application and enforce the user to use that application only
I mean that he should not be able to press, run or click anything on the gnome desktop outside that application

I hope this makes sense

Please help
 
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Well, that makes more sense. What you're talking about is setting up a kiosk-mode desktop.

If the application you're talking about is firefox, there's tons of info out there about kiosking it. I don't know about other applications, but google did give me this hit that looks promising.

http://users.telenet.be/mydotcom/how...k/ubuntu01.htm

And much more from google:

http://www.google.com/search?q=gnome+kiosk+application

If you could be more specific about your needs and your setup, it would be easier to give advice. Vague questions usually result in only vague answers.

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Old 08-27-2010, 07:48 AM   #5
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I wasn't sure what to search for on google but now I know

Thanks for the info
 
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If you only want one application to run and ever need to use the GNOME desktop, you don't even need a desktop environment! A plain window manager, or possibly even no window manager might work better.
 
  


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