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Creating a proprietary kiosk pc

by SillyEagle / December 16, 2012 12:23 AM PST

I could use some help. I want to put a kiosk in the middle of a family store. I want customers to be able to walk up to the kiosk basically unattended and order merchandise from the website.... now.. I know Best Buy does this.. but I don't think they're 'locked down'.

I do *NOT* want them surfing the net, checking email, playing on FB etc etc. I just want THAT site to be on the monitor only at all times!!

How do I 'fix' it so that the web page is full screen, and they can't go/do anything else on the pc? I've got a few ideas, but anyone with any savvy could get around it. This pc would NOT be networked Sad Which makes it a tad harder. lol Anyone got any ways to do this? Thanks a bunch! Grin

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Dead on arrival.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 12:29 AM PST

You said they are to order from the web yet the pc would NOT be networked.

That's quite a problem and I think you didn't mean that.

-> KIOSKs have lots of open discussions so did you try to read any of those?

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PS. Those open discussions and more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 12:44 AM PST
In reply to: Dead on arrival.
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re: Creating a proprietary kiosk pc
by SillyEagle / December 16, 2012 7:29 AM PST

Thanks for that link Bob... I read it and will REread it later when I have the pc in front of me. This was very helpful. I would most likely use firefox.. not msie... but if I combine this advice with the other posted advice under 'kiosks'.. I can likely get to within the control range I need.

We just don't want them to be calling Steffie 3 times a week to 'fix' the kiosk pc... they drive me nutz enough as it is with their personal pcs. Laugh If all the customer can do is be presented with the site and place an order... I'll be a happy camper. I think I'm making this harder than it really is... I just have to go back and 'remember' some basics. Thanks again!

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One more thing. Blocking all sites but one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 7:36 AM PST
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re: Creating a proprietary kiosk pc
by SillyEagle / December 16, 2012 7:10 AM PST
In reply to: Dead on arrival.

No! I didn't realize there was a discussion of these. [new here lol]
I'll check it out. And yes.. I meant it will be a free-standing pc with 'net access... not on the store network. Thanks for the quick reply! Happy

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