[K12OSN] Edit Gnome menu

Huck dhuckaby at paasda.org
Fri Apr 16 16:30:19 UTC 2004

Found a site saying:
In nautilus go to url


So I did...and voila...can see all the menus etc, but when I attempt to
delete any of the items
I receive an error "unsupported operation" while attempting to delete
(merely attempting to get rid of non-educational games that suck up tons
of resources)


-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On
Behalf Of bskahan at etria.com
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 5:27 PM
To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Edit Gnome menu

The gnome menu system is built with gnome-vfs, and generated from the
*.desktop files in /usr/share/applications.  To edit it log in as root,
or run nautilus as root.  

go the url

This will give you a nautilus view of the applications menu.  You can
rearrange it by drag-n-drop.  I haven't checked gnome 2.4 (what's in
k12ltsp 4) but it works for gnome 2.6.  Gnome 2.6 has a number of new
"lock down" features that are extremely useful in a lab environment.
Now if gconf would only get group level control it would be gold.


Brian P. Skahan                          e: bskahan at etria.com
Partner, Desktop Applications Lead       p: 410-837-3992
http://www.etria.com                     c: 410-370-7706

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