Re: Disabling the padlock icon for read-only .desktop files

On Mon, 2009-07-20 at 10:14 +0100, Calum wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am locking down a desktop, and when the .desktop files for a user
> are made root:root 644, a padlock icon is shown by them.
> I would like to avoid this, as it makes the desktop look more unfriendly.
> I have looked in GConf, but didn't find anything specific - however, I
> might not have looked in the right places.
> Is there a way to disable the displaying of the padlock for icons?

I don't think there's a non-hackish way to do it, but you
can probably accomplish this by replacing emblem-readonly
with a fully transparent PNG in the icon theme.

Look for emblem-readonly in /usr/share/icons/<themename>
where <themename> is the name of the icon theme you use
(possibly "gnome", which I'll use for example).

find /usr/share/icons/gnome/ -name 'emblem-readonly.*'

Create each of these under ~/.local/share/icons/gnome,
keeping the directory structure in tact.  But replace
all of them with fully transparent images.

Kind of hackish, but it should do the trick.


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