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How to disable/prevent standard user from accessing the appearance setting in 16.04 LTS

I have 50 plus PC running with Ubuntu 14.04 and I am planning to upgrade it to 16.04. How can I disable or prevent standard user from accessing or changing the wallpaper, icons, etc.. Any help ...
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Prevent Ubuntu from freezing due to 100% CPU usage (Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04)

Before any moderator marks this as duplicate: I did search via Startpage/Google and the other questions where about what to do after Ubuntu freezes. This question is about how to prevent it. So far I ...
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How to prevent laptop from overheating in backpack?

A friend said, his laptop's battery is very weak after Ubuntu failed to suspend after lid closed. He then quickly put laptop to backpack and did not realized, that laptop is still working. I'm ...
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How to implement in upstart that a service is preventive restarted every x hours?

I have a component --- started with upstart --- with a bug. The bug causes the application to freeze and unfortunately, it does not crush. As a temporary walk-around, I want to force the service to ...
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Prevent www-data from running scripts and programs

I discovered this little PHP script that allows you to enter GET requests manually from the browser address bar and execute commands. I played around with it and discovered that I could do all kinds ...
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Is there a way to block installations of programs on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

we have a small office (25pcs) running ubuntu 13.04. Is there a group policy on ubuntu that will disable all installations of programs. I want to disable the users installing random programs. I know ...
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How to Prevent a user from deleting messages and changing the settings of Thunderbird

How to Prevent a user from deleting messages and changing the settings of Thunderbird because i don't want a user delete any messages or change the settings of thunderbird only admin can change ...
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Prevent window from closing

Often I'll open a program from terminal (gedit, or some software I'm working on, etc.) then press Alt+F4 to close the program... then press it again closing the terminal even though I'm not done with ...
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How to inhibit suspend temporarily?

I have searched around a bit for this and can't seem to find anything helpful. I have my PC running Ubuntu 12.10 set up to suspend after 30 minutes of inactivity. I don't want to change that, it ...
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How do I prevent Dropbox from being automatically added to the autostart list after launching it?

Everytime I start Dropbox (in Precise) it gets added to the autostart list even if I deleted the entry before. I don't want Dropbox to be started when I log in only when I want it to. How to prevent ...
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Prevent user from executing a shell command

How can I prevent a none root user to executes e.g. the passwd command in terminal?
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How do I prevent Ubuntu One indicator from connecting automatically after login?

I use Ubuntu One together with the indicator for the panel on two differnt laptops (installed the same way). On one laptop Ubuntu One connection is started automatically after login where on the other ...
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How to prevent a partition from being mounted?

I have two NTFS partitions that constitute a Windows 7 install. I am running Ubuntu and virtualize that Windows install off the physical disk. While the VM is working it could be disastrous if mount ...