4.3. Locking Down the Panel

To disable changes to the configuration of the panel, set the


key using Gconf editor, as shown in Figure 4-4.

Figure 4-4. Locking Down the Panel

4.3.1. Disabling Applets

To disable certain applets from loading or appearing in the applet menu, you can specify which applets you wish to disable by adding the appropriate applet IID to the /apps/panel/global/disabled_applets key.

For example, to disable the Show Desktop applet, add the applet IID OAFIID:GNOME_ShowDesktopApplet to the /apps/panel/global/disabled_applets key as shown in Figure 4-5.

Figure 4-5. Disabling Panel Applets

Disabled applets may still appear in the dialog for adding applets, but will not be added to the panels.


The panel must be restarted for disabled applet changes to take effect.