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Old 09-18-2018, 03:17 AM   #1
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Customizable Desktop Environment.


Hi, I'm looking for a desktop environment that allows me to configure it completely for other users. A desktop environment that allows me to show only the taskbar, with the Wi-Fi selector, the battery control, the date and time. But it hides the application menus and settings. Only show on the desktop a set of programs available to the user.

Could someone recommend me a desktop environment that allows all this?

Thanks.

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Old 09-18-2018, 12:31 PM   #2
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Most desktops will enable you to configure them: if I right-click on the menu button and select "remove", it's gone. Of course, I can always right-click on the panel, select "add new items" and get it back. If you want to have total control over what the user is allowed to do, then you're really looking at a kiosk system:
http://tuxdiary.com/2014/11/05/linux...os-for-kiosks/
 
Old 09-18-2018, 08:02 PM   #3
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KDE is very configurable and also very modular.
 
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KDE is very configurable and also very modular.
Yes, but I don't know if OP can do everything he wants. And maybe that will be complicated.
From KDE, the logic will be to remove things.

On opposite way could be to start from lighter DE and add things. For example, I think to fluxbox where you can easily remove menu, the task bar is minimal and will have to add desktop icon which vanilla fluxbox does not provide.
 
Old 09-19-2018, 06:54 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone for your help. I will study all the solutions provided, but if someone comes up with another alternative, please write it in this thread. At the moment, I will use parts of the ubuntu kiosk script and it is highly likely that I will use Fluxbox.

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Old 09-19-2018, 10:05 AM   #6
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Yes, but I don't know if OP can do everything he wants. And maybe that will be complicated.
From KDE, the logic will be to remove things.

On opposite way could be to start from lighter DE and add things. For example, I think to fluxbox where you can easily remove menu, the task bar is minimal and will have to add desktop icon which vanilla fluxbox does not provide.
This is ofcourse true, but more work. I would have suggested something like openbox or another Window Manager with the same principles. But with KDE you can remove everything on the desktop, and just add whatever few functions you want or need.

KDE can easily do what he wants, and it is easy to make it so. But x or y "box" is a better solution overall if he can handle it. KDE comes with alot of functions as standard, and you will need to remove all, while a windows manager like those comes with almost no functions, and you will have to add them.
 
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Only show on the desktop a set of programs available to the user.
for that part you could use idesk.
 
  


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