I know I can lock elements on GNOME-panel that prevent users to move the element on the GNOME-panel, but how can I fully lock the GNOME-panel? I mean I need a locking mechanism, that will prevent accidentally removing of elements, like ex.: the user deletes the clock from the GNOME-panel.

Are there any solutions to lock it? version 2.30.2-0ubuntu0.2

  • @harish.venkat This should be an answer! Dec 23, 2011 at 23:49
  • If nothing else works, make the configuration read-only. Then, a user could accidentally muck up a single session, but logging out would fix it.
    – jpaugh
    Aug 17, 2017 at 15:08

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Press Alt-F2 and run gconf-editor. Go to apps--> panel-->global and there the key "locked down" should do the trick ,i think so


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