gconftool-2 tips

In the lab, I don’t ever want to see the “spatial” nautilus again. On any system, for any user. This works: ****WATCH OUT**** these are “double dashes” but browser shows as single long dash!

sudo gconftool-2 –direct –config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory –type bool –set /apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_browser true

Why? Here:

http://wiki.novell.com/index.php/Locking_Down_the_GNOME_Desktop

http://superuser.com/questions/65267/how-do-i-change-the-default-behavior-of-nautilus-so-that-it-doesnt-open-multiple

I’d also like to make them always see the tree on the left side. Aways. But I don’t want that mandatory. Only default

sudo gconftool-2 –direct –config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults –type string –set /apps/nautilus/preferences/side_pane_view NautilusTreeSidebar

Stop systems from asking users to setup that awful piece of shit evolution

sudo gconftool-2 –config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults –set /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mailto/command -t string ‘thunderbird %s

sudo gconftool-2 –config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory –set /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mailto/command -t string ‘thunderbird %

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Paul E. Johnson is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas. He is an avid Linux User, an adequate system administrator and C programmer, and humility is one of his greatest strengths.
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