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    Default Gnome Desktop Icon Query

    Hi, I am just trying Gnome for the first time on a new installation of Opensuse 11.1.
    I notice that the icons for Online Help and Opensuse have grey padlock symbols next to them. Don't recall them being there before!
    What are these please, should they be there and what do they mean?
    Budgie2

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    Default Re: Gnome Desktop Icon Query

    That's an annoyance stemming from the fact that those desktop files are read-only, and can't be deleted or even moved. It should be safe to change the permissions (chmod), but I don't remember the paths to the files offhand.

    chmod 666 /path/to/file

    should allow you make any changes you please.

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    David Gersic NNTP User

    Default Re: Gnome Desktop Icon Query

    On Sun, 08 Nov 2009 21:06:01 +0000, Budgie2 wrote:

    > I notice that the icons for Online Help and Opensuse have grey padlock
    > symbols next to them. Don't recall them being there before! What are
    > these please, should they be there and what do they mean? Budgie2


    They live in /usr/share/dist/desktop-files

    They're root owned, and you only have read-only access to them, so you
    can't delete them as a regular user (hence the padlock).



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