Hello, does anyone know how to disable certain buttons in the context menu? I ask because the placement of some buttons, particularly “Move To Other AppVM”, would’ve caused me to lose important data on several occasions, if I had no backups.
I feel that an example would best explain the issue. Let’s say I need to copy over some important files from Qube A for use in a less-trusted Qube B. When I open the context menu in Qube A to copy over the files, the “Move To Other AppVM” button is right next to the “Copy To Other AppVM” button. As a result sometimes, my mouse cursor may slide over ever so slightly just before I click and I’d end up selecting “Move To Other AppVM” by accident instead. This operation will still copy the file to Qube B, like “Copy To Other AppVM” would, but the original file on Qube A will now be deleted.
This is a problem; now the only copy I have of this important file exists in the less-trusted Qube B.
Qube B is less-trusted (whether due to extra software, access to internet, etc.) and as a result, we must assume that the file in it could have been tampered with in some way. Copying the file back to Qube A is not an option.
There also seems to be no way to retrieve the file from within Qube A. The deleted file is nowhere to be found in the trash.
The only remaining option is to recover the file from an earlier backup, which would be cumbersome if this mistake happens somewhat often or if I’m outside at work, away from my backups.
The confirmation pop-up/window that shows up after clicking “Move To Other AppVM”, as shown below, doesn’t help either. The operation in the window, “qubes.Filecopy”, remains the same whether I select “Move To Other AppVM” or “Copy To Other AppVM”.
You mean in dom0? I couldn’t find that directory there.
Also to clarify, I only want to disable the “Move To Other AppVM” button, not all the other inter-qube operation buttons. Would doing what you say accomplish that?
In the qube (VM) itself, that’s where the files are installed.
If you want to only remove the “move” option, delete or remove the file from there.
If you want to be more specific and apply that to more qubes, then you’ll need to use Qrexec RPC policies.
Okay, so I decided to use this command to remove the file: sudo rm qvm_move_nautilus.py
But when I restart the qube to let the change take effect, the “Move To Other AppVM” button is still in the context menu. I go back to the same directory and the file is back there again. What do I do to stop it from coming back?