Create Kiosk-type mode?

Create Kiosk-type mode?

Postby mt6784 » Fri May 30, 2014 4:20 pm

Hi there! Quick question:

What is the "cleanest" method to create a Kiosk-type desktop? I work for a school district, looking for a friendly Windows alternative (as licenses are a bit expensive...) I want to create a simple desktop where panels and desktop icons cannot be messed with. All the machine will be used for is web browsing, so I basically just need a Chrome icon on the desktop.

What would best practices be?
Thanks!
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Re: Create Kiosk-type mode?

Postby Swarfendor437 » Fri May 30, 2014 4:50 pm

Here you go (you could see if it works in Zorin too as it is based off ubuntu):

http://www.instructables.com/id/Setting ... Appliance/
https://vimeo.com/user15592214
https://www.deviantart.com/swarfendor437
https://trisquel.info/

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Re: Create Kiosk-type mode?

Postby Wolfman » Sat May 31, 2014 8:11 am

Hi,

you can use Zorin OS and you should also install the package "gnome-system-tools" which will add an icon in the main menu under "Users and Groups", armed with this tool you can setup accounts and how the guest accounts react with the OS, you can select how much access the guest has with regards to network or printing and other areas of the PC!!.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/66718/ho ... and-groups
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Re: Create Kiosk-type mode?

Postby anjamtm » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:47 am

HI,

Even I too was in search of the same....

Thanks for all the replies.....Really useful one :!: ...Keep it up :!::ugeek:

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Re: Create Kiosk-type mode?

Postby Wolfman » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:40 pm

Hi anjamtm,

shame the OP didn't get back to us with his/her response!. :D
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