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    I was originally using Gnome until Gnome3 was released and have now moved over to XFCE.I have several PCs which I am running for users that I have locked down. With Gnome I was able to do so with the gconf-editor. Now that I am using XFCE it is like an entirely different world. So far, I believe I have everything to my liking but I cannot figure out how to "lock down" the panel. Currently, I have the panel the way I want it and want to remove the right-click and ability to move the launchers. I've read where there was a "kiosk" mode which was removed in the later versions or something like that. I figure it shouldn't be that difficult but everything I have found reference modifying certain .xml files but when I change them my current look gets changed. Is there a simple way to remove the right-click on the panel to prevent anyone from modifying? Or does someone have a good doc I can reference to create a web-based XFCE instance? Just need Firefox to browse pages and print with the inability for users to change. Thanks. Wish there was a way to get Gnome 2 back but XFCE does look nice just need some help figuring out where stuff is at.

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    Drats! No help on getting this panel locked down? At least the right-click option disabled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D8TA View Post
    Drats! No help on getting this panel locked down? At least the right-click option disabled.
    Sorry you did not get any help with this request. It appears there are not many XFCE users that want to further limit an already limited desktop. Of course I have it loaded and can run it for testing, but this is the first time I have seen such a request. The user base is just not the same as for KDE and GNOME it would seem. Have you thought about going to the source, which sports a community, and ask for help there? Xfce Desktop Environment

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    On 2013-06-29 02:16, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
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    > D8TA;2568165 Wrote:
    >> Drats! No help on getting this panel locked down? At least the
    >> right-click option disabled.

    >
    > Sorry you did not get any help with this request. It appears there are
    > not many XFCE users that want to further limit an already limited
    > desktop.


    I simply do not know how to do what D8TA asks. I'm also an "expatriate"
    from gnome 3 running into XFCE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D8TA View Post
    Drats! No help on getting this panel locked down? At least the right-click option disabled.
    Hi
    I know it's not help as such, but shell 3.8.x offers a gnome-classic-shell, then use dconf and gsettings to lockdown?
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    On 2013-06-29 04:23, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > On 2013-06-29 02:16, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
    >>
    >> D8TA;2568165 Wrote:
    >>> Drats! No help on getting this panel locked down? At least the
    >>> right-click option disabled.

    >>
    >> Sorry you did not get any help with this request. It appears there are
    >> not many XFCE users that want to further limit an already limited
    >> desktop.

    >
    > I simply do not know how to do what D8TA asks. I'm also an "expatriate"
    > from gnome 3 running into XFCE.


    Google for "xfce kiosk mode" finds hits:

    Kiosk Mode - Xfce Wiki
    wiki.xfce.org › start › howto‎
    Oct 2, 2010 – Some components of Xfce have support for kiosk mode. This
    can be enabled by creating and modifying the system kioskrc file found at:


    [Solved] kiosk mode for xfce panel 4.8. (Page 1) / Desktop / Xfce ...
    forum.xfce.org › Desktop‎
    Jan 21, 2011 - 10 posts - 3 authors
    Is there a way to activate kiosk mode for xfce4-panel in version 4.8 ?
    Or ANY other possibility to prevent a reaction after right-clicing the
    panel?
    Xfce 4.10 Kiosk mode (Page 1) / Desktop / Xfce Forums
    XFCE 4.8 panel right click in "Kiosk mode" (Page 1 ...
    Kiosk mode? (Page 1) / Desktop / Xfce Forums
    XFCE kiosk mode help me (Page 1) / Desktop / Xfce ...
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    For anyone else that may look for this. Here is a bash script I came across that disabled the right-mouse click and helps provide the kiosk style PC I was looking for. Just add this to the startup application and you'll be good to go.

    Code:
    Bash script:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    case $1 in
      off)
        /usr/bin/xmodmap -e "pointer = default"
        /usr/bin/xmodmap -e "keycode 117 = Menu"
      ;;
      *)
        /usr/bin/xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 32 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 3"
        /usr/bin/xmodmap -e "keycode 117 ="
      ;;
    esac

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