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I'm working with the uck tool to get customized ubuntu live image(kernel).

It can be fully customized with it, but I can not change desktop shell.

Normally, when booting with the live CD, there's no log-in session. So what I want to do is as below.

After boot with my live cd, my applications(ex, gedit) are the only ones to auto-start along with my wallpaper with some logos.

In other words, is it possible to change desktop shell to just my application, with no desktop icons, task bar and panel?

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As I understand, the wallpaper, window borders and stuff are drawn by a "desktop shell", so maybe to achieve what you need you can try some very minimalistic and configurable window manager which allows to hide/disable features you don't need – Sergey Oct 22 '12 at 3:25

try using enlightenment desktop it can be managed so you have nothing on screen at all exept right click menu where all apps and stuff.

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