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Windows Thread, Simple Application launcher (very young kids)? in Technical; We have a folder in the middle of the pupil deskytop called "Today's Lesson" The teacher can drop a shortcut ...
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    We have a folder in the middle of the pupil deskytop called "Today's Lesson"

    The teacher can drop a shortcut to whatever they want in there for their lesson - website, program or whatever

    I put it there on the understanding that the teachers had to maintain it themselves and they were free to clear out someone else's clutter to ensure that folder was empty, bar what was needed at the time of their lesson in the ICT Suite.

    It has worked very well. Especially with the youngest children who can login, click on "today's lesson" and then click on the shortcut in it and they're away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    It has worked very well.
    It sounds like it would, but the bit I don't get is how you trained the teachers to do the set up..

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    MS BOB was ok, but Packard Bell put out a similar interface.. I'd love to get hold of that now...

    Edit:
    Found it - a trip down memory lane Packard Bell Navigator 3.5 ...

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    @piqueaboo

    that is correct.

    the developer will supply you with a trial licence if you need.

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    XIA Links looks really good, is it as easy to maintain (ie drop in new links) as it looks?

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    Put simply, Yes.

    You can also have multiple paths to an app in case of path failure.

    Access control on the apps based on AD group membership.

    Check the demo video XIALinks

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    XIA Links

    Hi,

    Quick FYI the ability to actually drag and drop new applications directly from Windows Explorer into a section of XIA Links has been written and is currently being tested - this should be available in 1-2 weeks.


    Thanks,


    David

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    Windows 8 Metro when it come out!! (Semi Serious here) Large icons etc. Just need to disable the social networking elements and weather widgets.

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    You could make your own web page that starts up and use vbscript or the likes to launch the apps etc ( not sure how you would do that if C: is not explorable unless you used exec or run with the explorer process ie

    wshShell.Exec "Explorer.exe notepad.exe"

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