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    Locking Powerpoint

    Just a quick one, anyone know of a way of "locking" a machine running a powerpoint? And I don't mean [WINDOWSKEY]+L! I need to be able to see the powerpoint

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    Re: Locking Powerpoint

    run it with the gui reaplced by ie in kiosk mode and run the powerpoint inside that?

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    Re: Locking Powerpoint

    If you don't mind parting with about £13 then have a look at Transparent Screen Lock

    Microsoft used to do a similar utility in the Windows 2000 resource kit but I don't if they ever produced Windows XP/2003 versions.

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    Re: Locking Powerpoint

    How about setting it as a screen saver?
    A quick google brings up Web-Screen-Saver which claims to be turn powerpoints into screensavers. It's not free, but there seems to be a free trial version, and if it'll do, the licence is only $10.
    I've not tried it myself, but a screensaver seems the simplest solution to me.

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    Re: Locking Powerpoint

    I did this once for a display for a parents evening. I just set it running, then removed the keyboard and mouse before going home. (Probably not what you'd want for a long-term solution, though).

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    Re: Locking Powerpoint

    Thanks for the suggestions guys - will look at those for future reference.

    Quote Originally Posted by OverWorked
    I did this once for a display for a parents evening. I just set it running, then removed the keyboard and mouse before going home. (Probably not what you'd want for a long-term solution, though).
    This is exactly the reason I wanted it (open evening tonight) and precisely what I did!

    Cheers,

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    Re: Locking Powerpoint

    Probably too late, but don't forget to set the screen saver and power settings so it stays on.

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    Re: Locking Powerpoint

    Yep - remembered!


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    Re: Locking Powerpoint

    Oh - tell you what I did forget... I think it's still on 8O

    (Well, it is if the blue glow didn't attract the nasties in the night) Better go and make sure it's still there!

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    Re: Locking Powerpoint

    Make sure the logged in account is a restricted user not Power User and defintely not an administrator.

    In the days of USB input devices you can't be too careful.

    You may want to setup an auto login in case of restart.

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