Bug 439166 - better livecd desktop arrangement
better livecd desktop arrangement
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F9Target
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Reported: 2008-03-27 09:14 EDT by Matthias Clasen
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:32 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-05 02:17:15 EDT
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livecd-nautilus-desktop-icons-cleanup.diff (1.13 KB, patch)
2008-04-07 08:51 EDT, Tomáš Bžatek
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Description Matthias Clasen 2008-03-27 09:14:46 EDT
For the live cd, we want to tweak the nautilus configuration slightly to not
show the homedir, trash and volume icons on the desktop. (Or maybe keep the
homedir and nuke the other two, need to check with jrb).

This probably needs to be done by tweaking the gconf database of the livecd user
in the %post of the kickstart file.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-27 11:21:34 EDT
So one obvious question from me is why does it make sense to do this for just
the live user and not all users? 
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2008-03-27 14:02:30 EDT
Ah, good point. I forgot my main point :-)
What we mostly want to hide is the live cd mount
the rest is just cosmetics that might make sense on the regular desktop too
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-27 14:19:29 EDT
Then I'm entirely on board :-)
Comment 4 Tomáš Bžatek 2008-04-07 08:51:39 EDT
Created attachment 301510 [details]

Proposed patch for livecd-tools-015 hiding homedir, trash and volumes icons
Comment 5 David Zeuthen 2008-04-16 02:29:35 EDT
(In reply to comment #2)
> What we mostly want to hide is the live cd mount

No, I don't believe you want to do this. Vendors may put contents in the root
dir of the livecd so they are also accessible from e.g. Windows or Mac OS X.
Things like media, things like docs etc.

Anyway, if you really want to do this, patching nautilus certainly isn't the
right place (think panel, file chooser, drive_mount applet etc. etc.) for this.
FWIW, my latest patches in


actually will anything that isn't mounted in either /media or $HOME. I'm going
to remove nautilus-2.22.2-hide-livecd-mount.diff and replace it with my new patches.
Comment 6 David Zeuthen 2008-04-16 02:30:26 EDT
s/actually will anything/actually will hide anything/. BZ really needs an edit
Comment 7 Matthias Clasen 2008-04-16 08:58:52 EDT
Well, we are the vendor here. And we still don't ship any content on the livecd.
And even if we did, I doubt that we want to hide it behind a cdrom icon on the
Comment 8 Matthias Clasen 2008-05-05 02:17:15 EDT
I believe the mounted livecd is gone now.

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