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    Default Fake multiple application status

    Well. This is awkward. My 3 year likes to use the laptop to watch youtube videos and Gcompris. But she also likes to fiddle about on... well everything else. Somehow she's managed to change the taskbar on several occasions and other stuff. And I've never really figured out how she does it or how to change it back, so generally what I've done is I make a copy of the '.kde4' folder then delete it and restart the laptop and set everything up the way I want it.

    Bow though, the taskbar tends to indicate for example Firefox<2> and Dolphin<5>, even though I know I have not opened Firefox or Dolphin yet. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Fake multiple application status

    On 2013-11-26 21:46, JudasDisciple wrote:
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    > Well. This is awkward. My 3 year likes to use the laptop to watch
    > youtube videos and Gcompris. But she also likes to fiddle about on...
    > well everything else. Somehow she's managed to change the taskbar on
    > several occasions and other stuff. And I've never really figured out how
    > she does it or how to change it back, so generally what I've done is I
    > make a copy of the '.kde4' folder then delete it and restart the laptop
    > and set everything up the way I want it.


    Clever :-)

    Maybe just disable save settings on exit. Use a simpler desktop than
    kde, fewer things to touch.


    You could investigate kiosk settings. I do not know how to do it, though.


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    Default Re: Fake multiple application status

    Maybe just disable save settings on exit. Use a simpler desktop than
    kde, fewer things to touch.
    I'd do that but I love KDE!

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    Default Re: Fake multiple application status

    Lock widgets.

    Give her her own user. Then just delete her ~/.kde4 when she gets it too messed up LOL.

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    Default Re: Fake multiple application status

    On Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:26:02 +0000, JudasDisciple wrote:


    >> Maybe just disable save settings on exit. Use a simpler desktop than
    >> kde, fewer things to touch.
    >>
    >>

    > I'd do that but I love KDE!


    Set up a separate login profile for your daughter, then login with that
    profile when she's going to be using the computer.

    Jim



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    Default Re: Fake multiple application status

    On 2013-11-26 22:26, JudasDisciple wrote:
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    >>
    >> Maybe just disable save settings on exit. Use a simpler desktop than
    >> kde, fewer things to touch.
    >>

    >
    > I'd do that but I love KDE!


    But does her? You both do not need to have the same user nor the same
    desktop.

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    Default Re: Fake multiple application status

    Cheers guys. But all of this doesn't help with my initial request for help. But yes she will now have her own user account to f up with.

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    Default Re: Fake multiple application status

    On 2013-11-26 21:46, JudasDisciple wrote:

    > Bow though, the taskbar tends to indicate for example Firefox<2> and
    > Dolphin<5>, even though I know I have not opened Firefox or Dolphin yet.
    > Any suggestions?


    Copy and restore that directory while the user is not logged in kde. Use
    another desktop or another user. Textmode would be perfect. No need to
    reboot, just login as that user - because you are not logged in during
    the procedure.

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    Default Re: Fake multiple application status

    On Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:26:02 +0000, JudasDisciple wrote:

    > Cheers guys. But all of this doesn't help with my initial request for
    > help.


    It seemed that you were asking about how to prevent it - was that not
    your request?

    Jim

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    On 11/26/2013 04:26 PM, JudasDisciple pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
    >> Maybe just disable save settings on exit. Use a simpler desktop than
    >> kde, fewer things to touch.
    >>

    > I'd do that but I love KDE!
    >
    >


    I would suggest you give your daughter her own login, set her desktop up
    and set it to not save settingd on logout.

    Ken

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