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I have a Linux Mint 14 machine and want to child-proof it.

My main concern right now is the menu that appears when I right-click on any empty desktop space. I want to eliminate it from appearing.

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This discussion might help you: forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?pid=25805 – user31765 Feb 6 '13 at 6:18

If you're using Xfce 4.10, you may try the following:

In Settings > Desktop > Menus uncheck Show applications on right click and perhaps uncheck Show window list on middle click.

If in addition you go to Settings > Desktop > Icons and select type: None or Minimized, then this should pretty much disable all interaction with the desktop.

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