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Re: [trinity-users] configuration of tde-menu

From: midi-pascal <midi-pascal@...>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:35:25 -0400
On 15-06-23 01:15 PM, Greg Madden wrote:
>
> On Tuesday 23 June 2015 08:13:19 am Rolf Schmidt wrote:
>> Hi Lisi (et al)
>>
>>> On Monday 22 June 2015 22:18:16 Greg Madden wrote:
>>>> On Monday 22 June 2015 03:18:38 am Rolf Schmidt wrote:
>>>>> Hello everybody out there,
>>>>>
>>>>> I have a jessi with tde R14.01 - i.e. from Sláveks repository - running
>>>>> on a computer with a touch screen. TDE is very nice for this
>>>>> environment, because every thing could be scaled so it can be used with
>>>>> finger touch.
>>>>>
>>>>> My question or problem is, I would like to remove the menu item "lock
>>>>> session" because i can't give the needed passwort for unlocking with
>>>>> the screen-keyboard xvkbd.
>>>>>
>>>>> How can I configure the TDE-menu for this purpose?
>>>>>
>>>>> Many thanks for (expected) help
>>>>>
>>>>> Rolf
>>>>>
>>>>> PS: A howto for KDE 3.x did not help - nameing problems?
>>>> I just noticed menu edit does not include the "actions" potion of
>>>> TDE-memu, hmmm no idea here, how to procede.
>>>>
>>>> Do you use "Screen Saver"? screen saver in the Control Center appears to
>>>> offer a choice on 'locks', not a 'completely disable and never use it on
>>>> my display" feature though.
>>> I can't understand this.  The only time I have had a system lock
>>> automatically was when I had forgotten to turn locking off in the
>>> screensaver.  Other than that, my system has only locked when I have
>>> accidentally locked it, which has happened, so far as I can remember,
>>> once in 12 years.  Why/how is your system locking against your will?
>> I'll try to explain again.
>>
>> There is a touch screen computer, which should (as far as possible) only
>> handled with a screen keybord (xvkbd).
>>
>> I enlarged the window decoratation and the fonts to use but my big
>> fingers (in germany we call this "Wurstfinger" (migth be translated to
>> "sausages fingers") to offen touch the "lock session" entry instead of
>> the shut down entry. Then I have no onscreen keyboard to give the
>> password to unlock the session.
>>
>> Because there is no session locking needed I don't need the menu entry
>> either.
>>
>> So once again my question (perhaps the programmers can help) where is
>> the confiuration for this part of the TDE-Menu or what has to be written
>> where, to disable the entry.
>>
>> Rolf
> +1 for Dr. Klepp and Jonseys solution.
>
> I have unwanted screen-lock situaions, I thought I might be pushing the lock
> screen by accident, but since I rarely log out or shut down my issue is
> different, same solution....renaming /opt/trinity/bin/kdesktop_lock
> to /opt/trinity/bin/kdesktop_lock.bk.
IMHO, this solution works but it is somewhat ugly. I cannot believe 
there is no cleaner way to do this.
There must be a configuration file somewhere though I have not found it yet.
Under Linux almost everything is configurable.
I cannot believe it is the first time since KDE 3 is out someone need 
this type of customization.
And if an update brings back the screen lock executable, the problem 
will surface again...
On my side I will continue to search for a clean way to do this.
If/when I find it I will share with you all for sure.

midi-pascal