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    Auto run and auto F11 a website

    Just set up a wireless mouse and lobby display defaulting to a special page on our website
    St Leonards CE Primary School

    I've stuck a shorcut to it in all progs/startup but I'd like it to start up maximised and in F11 (full screen mode) if possible

    How?

    regards

    Simon

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    you need to start ie in kiosk mode. see here How to use Kiosk Mode in Microsoft Internet Explorer

    just in the shortcut change add the switch mentioned in the KB

    EDIT: so the shortcut would be

    iexplore -k St Leonards CE Primary School

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    you need to start ie in kiosk mode. see here How to use Kiosk Mode in Microsoft Internet Explorer

    just in the shortcut change add the switch mentioned in the KB

    EDIT: so the shortcut would be

    iexplore -k St Leonards CE Primary School
    Sorry to jump in but you might find this useful to (:

    Is there a way to force f11 mode, so once loaded, someone couldnt press f11 then go whatever they like on the machine??

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    I have it on the domain with autologins (reg hack) and pretty much no functionality apart from ie opening which is done through another reghack replacing explorer from running with the ie shortcut. I then have all windows shortcut keys removed apart from control alt delete and all they can do there is log off and then we also have it set (local security policy) so only the user in the registry can login and also domain admins.

    so nobody can do anything on it apart from use IE and log off.

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    Ta very much - I ended up using

    start iexplore -k

    in a bat file

    Lovely

    Si

    PS I'm not really looking for security - just convience so the secretary just has to switch on the machine in the mornings and put the wireless mouse out
    Last edited by SimpleSi; 10th March 2011 at 02:59 PM.

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    Part Deaux!

    ok - second part (now I've seen a parent using it!)

    After one parent's used it - it stays on the last page they were on so I need something to put it back to home page after couple mins of no mouse movement.

    Anyone got someting for that?

    Si

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    ok - second part (now I've seen a parent using it!)

    After one parent's used it - it stays on the last page they were on so I need something to put it back to home page after couple mins of no mouse movement.

    Anyone got someting for that?

    Si
    Would it be too annoying to put a META REFRESH in the header of every page for say, 10 minutes, so it automatically returns to home page after that long sitting on one page? Should be fine unless you have some really slow readers...

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    Would it be too annoying to put a META REFRESH in the header of every page
    Its just a special page on the schools ordinary Joomla site so I imagine that would muck up normal operation.

    Si

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    Maybe a scheduled task on idle for your batch file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Its just a special page on the schools ordinary Joomla site so I imagine that would muck up normal operation.
    Do it with Javascript instead, then - set up a timer and have it do a page refresh after 10 minutes, just on that page.

    Edit: which would, of course, have the same issue as the periodic task option... Okay, slightly more complicated bit of Javascript that resets the timer counter every time there's a mouse movement?
    Last edited by dhicks; 10th March 2011 at 04:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    Maybe a scheduled task on idle for your batch file.
    But that would run every 10 minutes, regardless of whether someone was actually using it at the time or not.

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    Arduino board + proximity sensor, connect to kiosk PC, create program to return IE to homepage if there's nobody nearby. Simples!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    But that would run every 10 minutes, regardless of whether someone was actually using it at the time or not.
    You can schedule the task to only run if the computer has been idle for x minutes. If someone is using the PC then it's not idle and the scheduled task wont run the batch file? I have not actually tried this thus the "maybe"
    Last edited by chazzy2501; 11th March 2011 at 08:23 AM.

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    OK I like this problem so I've done some work. You don't need the batch file you can use the iexplore -k cmd straight into the scheduled task. You could even add a second schedule to run at login, also you can add other conditions if you feel the need.

    I've just setup an xp machine to kiosk our VLE... nice.

    EDIT... OK keep the batch file. if the task is triggered due to idle you can't re-trigger it.

    So.. Use the on idle to trigger the batch file but put the condition in to stop the task when the pc ceases to be idle (using the batch file stops ie being closed). The scheduler can now be triggered again. PRESTO!
    Last edited by chazzy2501; 11th March 2011 at 10:20 AM. Reason: more work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Do it with Javascript instead, then - set up a timer and have it do a page refresh after 10 minutes, just on that page.
    Something like the script shown below perhaps (which was based on this)?

    Code:
    <html>
    <head>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.5.1.min.js"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript">
    
        idleTime = 0;
    
        $(document).ready(function () {
            // Increment the idle time counter every minute.
            var idleInterval = setInterval("timerIncrement()", 60000); // 1 minute
    
            // Zero the idle timer on mouse movement.
            $(this).mousemove(function (e) {
                idleTime = 0;
            });
            $(this).keypress(function (e) {
                idleTime = 0;
            });
        })
    
        function timerIncrement() {
            idleTime = idleTime + 1;
            if (idleTime > 9) { // 10 minutes
                window.location = 'http://goo.gl/dR7Bw';
            }
        }
        </script>
    </head>
    <body>
    
       <!-- HTML content goes here -->
    
    </body>
    </html>

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