Web Hosting, Design, & Coding forum

Question

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

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Creating a proprietary kiosk pc
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Creating a proprietary kiosk pc
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
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?
Bob

Collapse -
PS. Those open discussions and more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 12:44 AM PST
In reply to: Dead on arrival.
Collapse -
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!

Collapse -
One more thing. Blocking all sites but one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 7:36 AM PST
Collapse -
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

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
icon
Laptops 19,436 discussions
icon
Security 30,426 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
icon
Windows 10 360 discussions
icon
Phones 15,802 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

Tech explained

Do you know what an OLED TV is?

CNET explains how OLED technology differs from regular TVs, and what you need to know to make the right shopping decision.