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Re: [K12OSN] Custom menus?



On Tuesday 19 June 2007 15:32, Robert Arkiletian wrote:
> On 6/19/07, Huck <dhuckaby paasda org> wrote:
> > perhaps I'm misunderstanding, but is this windows-manager specific?
> > if using ICEWM you should be able to edit /usr/share/icewm/menu
> >
> > and create all that you need...
> >
> > I created a custom menu for the elementary school that has programs
> > grouped by grade level (even though some 8th graders really like
> > GCompris *boggles*)
> >
> > not sure about restricting a menu-item/group to a specific usergroup..
>
> I really like Icewm too. You can restrict or allow menus by setting
> the permissions on the binary. If the binary is not executable by the
> user, icewm will not show that user that menu item. So what you can do
> is (take gftp as an example)
>


I use Icewm too and I take advantage of the fact that each user's Icewm 
enviroment is (can be) stored under their home directory (in the ~/.icewm 
directory). I create several "template" environments 
under /usr/local/share/icewm, one for each menu group, then create a symbolic 
link from ~/.icewm to the proper template directory. Both the template 
directories and the symlink belong to root and can't be written to by the 
users. This is all managed at account creation time through simple shell 
scripts.

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