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    Start Killer

    If any of you are having troubles with the staff/kids getting to places that they shouldnt be (Control panel for staff etc) then use this utility Start Killer. Its completely free for use in any environment (not bound by GNU/GPL etc, its completely freeware).

    We use this, as it removes the start button facility, so that they have only the quick launch icons and the icons on the desktop. We also removed the right click facility on the machines so they have what we give them. SMT have decided that it was a good idea, and I thought you guys may like it also.

    We found that doing this reduced our call out incidents by 40% so it was obviously a good thing for us!

    Hope you can get some use out of it too.

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    Nice idea but

    Though the Start Button is removed, you can still open Start Menu using CTRL+ESC or WIN key. StartKiller place icon into system tray. Right-click on icon to close StartKiller or to open Settings dialog. You can remove icon from system tray. In this case use CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F12 to open settings dialog box.

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    remove the icon, and the staff/kids wont know that key combination will they?

    Also on Windows 7 (if you are using it yet) it completely disables the Windows Key and CTRL+ESC key combination
    Last edited by nephilim; 16th September 2009 at 11:19 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    remove the icon, and the staff/kids wont know that key combination will they?

    Also on Windows 7 (if you are using it yet) it completely disables the Windows Key and CTRL+ESC key combination
    They will now! LOL

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    Surely they'd try the win key though :-P

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    you know you can rebind the keys on windows, so just rebind the key to something like ALT or CTRL

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    If any of you are having troubles with the staff/kids getting to places that they shouldnt be (Control panel for staff etc) then use this utility Start Killer. Its completely free for use in any environment (not bound by GNU/GPL etc, its completely freeware).
    Since when was the GPL classed non-free? Damn, that scuppers our entire distribution...


    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    remove the icon, and the staff/kids wont know that key combination will they?

    Also on Windows 7 (if you are using it yet) it completely disables the Windows Key and CTRL+ESC key combination
    Security by obscurity. Meet the cluestick.

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    We found this to be quite a useful and fairly cheap bit of kit

    Easily Block MSN Messenger using TerminatorX - avoid having to block MSN ports

    Not used so much now, as we have better ways to do it - but still handy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom_ View Post
    Surely they'd try the win key though :-P
    you jest surely! Not here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom_ View Post
    Surely they'd try the win key though :-P
    Lol "win" key, I wants one!

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    I can only ever find the "lose" key at the moment

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