autostart spec changes

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Wed Mar 1 14:46:20 EET 2006

Rodrigo Moya wrote:
>On Tue, 2006-02-28 at 18:59 +0100, Thiago Macieira wrote:
>> Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
>> >>  Also, when disabling services by using the Hidden field, there
>> >> should be a way for admins to disable this. That is, a
>> >> CantBeDisabled field (or whatever) that disables any .desktop file
>> >> with the same name in other top-level directories.
>> >
>> >we (KDE) have this via immutability ([$i]) already. it's a sensible
>> > and generic (e.g. doesn't just apply to autostard) method IMHO. i'd
>> > recommend using that approach as it's already widely implemented in
>> > KDE and has years of use that shows it works well for all parties
>> > involved (coders, sys admins, etc)
>> Just illustrating what Aaron means: the admin would write this in the
>> system-level .desktop file:
>> Hidden[$i]=false
>can this be used for all keys?

Yes, for anything.

Any key, any section, or any file can have the [$i] flag, which marks that 
key, section, or file immutable.

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