Building custom Linux desktops with the ThinLinc Desktop Customizer

In this chapter, we will document how to create custom desktops for ThinLinc users using the ThinLinc Desktop Customizer (TLDC). TLDC relies on’s standard and desktop environments like MATE and Xfce are examples of desktops that can be used in combination with TLDC.

Note that TLDC does not work with some desktop environments such as GNOME Shell (GNOME 3) since it does not have a traditional application menu.

The TLDC’s core functionality is to build the application menus based on factors such as group membership, username and ThinLinc Profile. It can also add icons to the desktop of each user, based on the same premises.