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  1. #1
    Fabreno NNTP User

    Question Child proof gnome

    How can I create a very restrictive account for my 3 year old.

    Limit access to a couple of specific applications
    Disable left-click
    Disable keyboard shortcuts
    Disable resolution change/rotate
    Lock tool bar
    Limit the number of window that can be opened at one time
    etc

  2. #2

    Default Re: Child proof gnome

    I'm sure some people here, and the gnome docs will be of more help. But consider if it's necessary.

    Just create a new user account for your child, and it won't be privileged enough to cause any harm to your computer (worst case, it'll need a reboot).

  3. #3

    Default Re: Child proof gnome

    Fabreno, were you able to do this? I have an old p3 I was thinking about making into an educational PC for my 4 and 3 year olds.

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    Default Re: Child proof gnome

    Someone should petition the developers to include a predefined group "Toddlers" to the default user groups, having locked-down accounts, more restricted than ordinary users, such as no right-click, preventing multiple consecutive clicks on the same desktop icon, a predefined low sound volume, a drastically stripped-down menu (restricted to just the Logout button) and with some simple drawing tools and games on the Desktop (with cool, large-sized and self-explaining icons). Of course, all this should be provided for KDE too.
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    Tilman Schmidt NNTP User

    Default Re: Child proof gnome

    Fabreno schrieb:
    > How can I create a very restrictive account for my 3 year old.


    You don't seriously plan leaving a 3 year old child alone with a computer, do you?

  6. #6
    Fabreno NNTP User

    Default Re: Child proof gnome

    Quote Originally Posted by Tilman Schmidt View Post
    Fabreno schrieb:
    > How can I create a very restrictive account for my 3 year old.


    You don't seriously plan leaving a 3 year old child alone with a computer, do you?
    Slightly out of topic but I will answer nonetheless.
    Actually I am serious, at 3 he already use it better than my mother.
    From powering it up, to browsing the menu to launch firefox (default page are flash games for toddlers), tuxpaint or his favorite gnome game, he is surprisingly comfortable using a computer.
    I have setup an old laptop for his sole use so losing data is not a concern.

    Only issues at this time is that he doesn't close applications and tend to "explore" the menus.

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    Default Re: Child proof gnome

    I have GCompris for my son. he also uses tuxpaint to create his monalisa
    some times he uses opensuse writer in big font to learn alphabets.
    The account is a default kde account with comics plasmoid.

    what flash games do have?

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