Xfce 4.6 Administrative tools (Kiosk mode)
stephan at xfce.org
Thu May 10 10:33:09 CEST 2007
On 5/9/07, samuel <samuel.verstraete at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/8/07, Stephan Arts <stephan at xfce.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have been walking around with the following idea for quite some time
> > now, and it has to do with using Xfce in Kiosk mode. Xfce is (as we
> > all know) a resource-friendly Desktop Environment, and as such it is
> > used on thin clients and kiosk systems.
> > For these purposes Xfce is equiped with a Kiosk mode, settings which
> > allow administrators to prohibit users to change some of their
> > Xfce-related settings, like the organization of the Xfce4panel.
> > Personally, I think that the possibilities of a Kiosk-mode have not
> > evolved along the line the rest of Xfce has. This is, at least in my
> > opinion, a pity. I think it could be a powerful tool for sysadmins and
> > something rather unique to Xfce.
> > I would like to bring some attention to the Kiosk mode in general,
> > what do we want to do with it for Xfce 4.6?
> > Some thoughts (just a brainstorm, could be nothing):
> > * Administration tool (for optional graphical configuration by admins)
> > * Fixating the location of mcs-manager settings.
> > * Enable / Disable channels of mcs-manager.
> (4) gather documentation.... the documentation of the kiosk mode is
> quite hard to find imho
True, all i could find was that currently the panel end the session
can handle kiosk settings.
Is this correct?
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