Tuesday, July 01, 2008

IE7 Kiosk mode

So my daughter loves to play this great educational website Starfall.com If you have young ones I highly recommend it as a fun, learning to read, website.

Anyways I digress... so here's the trick. She still sorta clicks wildly so I created a shortcut on my desktop that will start IE7 in kiosk mode at www.starfall.com.

'right-click' and drag the existing IE shortcut on my start menu onto my desktop. Right click and ADD "-k www.starfall.com" (no quotes) after the existing path. The full path looks like this ""C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -k http://www.starfall.com"

Naturally you could set www.starfall.com to any web address, and it does not prevent users from using Alt-F4 to close the browser.

If you're looking for more 'secure' kiosk options I highly recommend a product called KioWare as a software solution that will allow you to lock down and secure a PC for a 'web kiosk' type installation.

Cio.

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