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Same desktop

Post by Boss62 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:40 pm

I have Mint 18.3 installed on a computer at work that multiple people log into. I need that computer to have the same desktop regardless of who logs in. How can I set that up?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Same desktop

Post by Pjotr » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:47 pm

Maybe with a customized frozen guest session, like this:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... our-liking
(item 1, left column)
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Re: Same desktop

Post by Cosmo. » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:12 pm

Seems hardly to be doable. How do you want the users to do changes, which the others do not have? (Besides that I wonder, what shall be the practical meaning of that.)

What you can do: Do the settings for one user. If you are ready, you can copy all the hidden files and folders to the other user accounts. But I bet, after one day of usage all desktops will look - at least in details - a little bit different.

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Re: Same desktop

Post by Pjotr » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:22 pm

Cosmo. wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:12 pm
Seems hardly to be doable.
It can be done with the guest session, plus modification by means of a skeleton account....
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Re: Same desktop

Post by Cosmo. » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:26 pm

I can hardy imagine, that in an environment at work people do not have to create and store files, e-mails and whatever, which survive a reboot.

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Re: Same desktop

Post by Pjotr » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:29 pm

Cosmo. wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:26 pm
I can hardy imagine, that in an environment at work people do not have to create and store files, e-mails and whatever, which survive a reboot.
Think cloud. :wink:
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Re: Same desktop

Post by Cosmo. » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:39 pm

Never!. And too many companies have already lost too many data about their customers and such.

But even assumed this: Why do they need separate accounts in this case at all?

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same desktop for all users

Post by Boss62 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:14 am

I want the desktop icons to be the same for all users of one computer. Can anybody help me figure this out?

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Re: same desktop for all users

Post by sdibaja » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:23 am

check out this thread.
The original poster never returned to respond to questions about what is desired: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=264337&p=1433913#p1433913

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Re: Same desktop

Post by Moem » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:31 am

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Re: same desktop for all users

Post by Cosmo. » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:23 am

Boss62 wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:14 am
I want the desktop icons to be the same for all users of one computer. Can anybody help me figure this out?
Very easy: Reread the thread, especially my advice above.

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Re: Same desktop

Post by FreedomTruth » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:33 pm

If you just want the same desktop shortcuts, an alternative, and probably a weird way of going about this but you could do something like...
create /etc/desktop, move all the item(s) you want to be on the shared desktop there. Make sure all users can read and execute the directory and files within it. Then for each user, remove their Desktop directory from home, and create a link (or symlink) to the /etc/desktop instead, naming it Desktop.
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Re: Same desktop

Post by sdibaja » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:08 pm

change owner of the desktop folder to root
make desktop folder read only



you can do the same with any other documents or folders within the user folder
remove users from sudoers list

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