Heya, On Wed, 2007-01-03 at 10:17 -0500, Jon Nettleton wrote: > On Wed, 2007-01-03 at 15:08 +0000, Chris Vaughan wrote: > > Thanks, I already know how to create a desktop icon. What I want is a > > default template of sorts so that when a new user is created a set of > > icons appear automatically. I guess I could create a startup script > > that would parse /home/users to determine if a new user has been > > created and then write the icons to the desktop. > > > > That seams a little excessive though and I'm assuming there is > > something already available in Gnome that does it. If not it would be > > nice if you could add it! It would make life for software developers > > easier to create a polished install for Linux. > > > > Thanks, > > > > You can create a Desktop folder in /etc/skel and put your desktop icons > there. "/etc/skel" does not allow for propagation of change after a user profile has been created, and "cp" sounds really primitive for "The Desktop" On windows admins can use "All Users" profile for desktop settings. Yay ! gconf settings and menu can be set globally, but desktop icons cannot. http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=331460 panel launcher, again the same "bug" . > > Jon > > > On 1/3/07, Adam Schreiber <sadam clemson edu> wrote: > > On 1/3/07, Chris Vaughan <supercomputer gmail com> wrote: > > > What I am trying to do is create an installer for a software > > tool I have > > > been developing. I would like something that sounds > > relatively simple to > > > happen. For every user that is created on the system i > > would like 2 icons > > > which are shortcuts to the application to appear on their > > desktop. So if a > > > new user is created he gets 2 default icons every time. > > > > > > Does anyone know of a clean and easy way to do this? > > > > In GNOME, "icons" or launchers on the desktop are > > simply .desktop > > files placed in the ~/Desktop directory. Drag an item out of > > the > > applications menu to see the format of the file or look at > > freedesktop.org. > > > > Adam > > > > > > > > -- > > ------------------------------ > > Christopher Vaughan > > _______________________________________________ > > desktop-devel-list mailing list > > desktop-devel-list gnome org > > http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/desktop-devel-list > > _______________________________________________ > desktop-devel-list mailing list > desktop-devel-list gnome org > http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/desktop-devel-list -- Ritesh Khadgaray LinuX N Stuff Ph: +919822394463 Eat Right, Exercise, Die Anyway.
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