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Disable Options for non Admins

past105 » May 7th, 2019, 6:19 am

Hello Together

Is it possible to disable rainmeter otions for all non admin users. i mean that only admins can change skins and use the Ctrl + right click to see the context menu.

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Re: Disable Options for non Admins

Brian » May 7th, 2019, 6:30 am

No, there is no way to accomplish this by design. "CTRL+Right Click" will always override any attempts to disable accessing the critical functions of Rainmeter.

The best you can do is to turn off the Rainmeter "tray" icon - and create "dummy" RightMouseUpActions on meters (or in the [Rainmeter] section of your skins) like RightMouseUpAction=[] (or you could use your own custom context menu). Ctrl+Right Click will of course override this.

-Brian
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Re: Disable Options for non Admins

past105 » May 8th, 2019, 12:01 pm

Thanks for your fast replay.

i Played around a little bit and i changed the folder of the rainmeter.ini and set it to write protected. i use rainmeter as an info panel and i wont allow the other users to change the settings. so it works with the write protected ini file. but now i get an error/warning message that the rainmeter.ini file is write protected. is it possible to disable this error message?

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Re: Disable Options for non Admins

jsmorley » May 8th, 2019, 12:13 pm

No. Rainmeter really can't function properly with Rainmeter.ini read-only.

Rainmeter is specifically designed to be something the current user of the account logged into Windows has complete and unfettered control over. It just can't be "locked down" to be used in a business or school environment where the intent to to limit control to central administration.
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Re: Disable Options for non Admins

past105 » May 8th, 2019, 12:19 pm

ok, Thanks for clarification!
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Re: Disable Options for non Admins

jsmorley » May 8th, 2019, 12:23 pm