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Old 08-03-2003, 10:48 AM   #1
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Tear off menu in Gnome?


I use Gnome as root, but I have noticed that there is no
tear off feature in the menu. I like that Linux has that feature
but after changing some colors and themes to make Gnome
look a little better, its not there, not even in submenus.
I'm not sure if I even had it, I know KDE uses it, but its not on
their main menu, only the submenus.
Is there a file I can edit to make all the menus capable of
being torn off and kept on the desktop?
 
Old 08-03-2003, 02:14 PM   #2
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Yes, but firstly don't run gnome as root.

Tear off menus are a setting in gconf, so run gconf-editor and have a look around. The keys are documented.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 12:58 AM   #3
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Do you mean dont run Gnome as root when I do this, or
dont run Gnome as root because its unstable or sucks or
something?
 
Old 08-04-2003, 05:16 AM   #4
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Don't log in as root because stuff will break and it's insecure. Generally Linux software is written on the assumption that it will be run as a standard user.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 06:34 AM   #5
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Not running root permanently is a security concern... you might never know what you might accidently type....

rm -rf /home instead of rm -rf /home/yourlogin/somedir
or worst, rm -rf /

Basically creating a normal user prevents major cockups.
 
  


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