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Bug 417853 - Lockdown: Remove Places from menu bar
Lockdown: Remove Places from menu bar
Product: gnome-panel
Classification: Other
Component: menu
git master
Other All
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: Panel Maintainers
Panel Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-03-13 13:14 UTC by John
Modified: 2020-11-07 12:13 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: Unversioned Enhancement

Patch for configurable Places menu (new GConf key 'disable_places_menu') (6.26 KB, patch)
2009-09-10 17:07 UTC, Ray Strode [halfline]
needs-work Details | Review

Description John 2007-03-13 13:14:58 UTC

I couldnt find a way to remove "Places" from the GNOME menu bar. At least not with Alacarte, please let me know wether this is possible or not, and if so how can i get it done.

Thanks in advance
Comment 1 Murray Cumming 2007-03-13 13:27:16 UTC
I assume that you are a system administrator. Could you tell us why you need to remove this menu item? That helps us to understand your needs.
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2009-09-10 17:07:24 UTC
Created attachment 142924 [details] [review]
Patch for configurable Places menu (new GConf key 'disable_places_menu')

Mario Eckl posted a patch for this in Red Hat bugzilla:

"It is not possible to hide the "Places" entry from the menu bar without
modifing the source. Even if lockdown settings are enabled, the "Places" menu
is still shown and entries are offered to access the local filesystem, network
shares and so on ..."
Comment 3 Sebastian 2013-10-09 21:31:32 UTC
Review of attachment 142924 [details] [review]:

The attached patch targets GConf instead of GSettings. As such it is not applicable to the current Code. But the general layout of the patch can most likely be used to create a suitable patch for GSettings.
Comment 4 André Klapper 2020-11-07 12:13:47 UTC is being replaced by We are closing all
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