[K12OSN] Firefox Default Home Page

Rob Owens rowens at ptd.net
Fri Jan 25 18:16:18 UTC 2008

I think you could lock down the epiphany web browser using gconf-editor.  As root run gconf-editor and go to /apps/epiphany/general.  There is a "homepage" key in the right panel.  Edit that to be the page that you want, then right-click that key and choose "set as mandatory".  That should do it.  Then if you want you can remove firefox or change the permissions so that students can't run it.


On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 08:00:52AM -0800, Mel Wade wrote:
> I know we have batted this topic around before, but I'm really needing to
> find an final solution.
> In my lab it is really important that we lock the Firefox home page so that
> we can supply links to the services of our library for our students. So far
> my understanding is that I can create a skel file that would set the
> beginning preference for users but then they can change them after that.
> Would a cron task correct any user change?
> Is there any way we can create a lockable file that all users point to for
> this information?
> -- 
> Mel Wade
> "The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do." - BF
> Skinner
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