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Re: remove "shutdown" option from gnome system (not gdm!) menu?



On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 09:11:46AM -0500, Kenny Gow wrote:

>>  Interesting that you ask to remove Shutdown from the Gnome system
>>  menu without removing it from the GDM login menu because I only know
>>  how to remove both together.
>>  
>>  System | Administration | Login Screen will run gdmsetup.
>>  On the Local tab, if you uncheck "Show Actions Menu" then Shutdown
>>  and Reboot will be removed from the GDM login menu and Shutdown
>>  will be removed from the System menu. I do not know how to
>>  decouple these. You will have to logout (and possibly restart X)
>>  for this to take effect.
>>  
>>  In FC5, the config file that is changed is /etc/gdm/custom.conf
>>  Before FC5, the config file was /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf

Thanks.  That may help.  I guess we may have to decide whether the
benefits of removing "shutdown" from the System menu [*] are worth
making it more difficult for non-expert users to do any kind of
shutdown or reboot.

[*] To me this is a usability issue -- it's very easy to inadvertently
shut the machine down when you meant to just log out.  I guess the
people who designed things, though, didn't think of that, and were
thinking more about how to completely disallow shutdown / reboot via
a GUI.  

-- blm


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