Netscape kiosk mode
pkonshak.ccpl at incolsa.palni.edu
Wed Mar 13 13:28:31 EST 1996
I've been considering running our public access web terminals (when and
if they become a reality) in Kiosk mode. I did a search on the Web4Lib
archives and found that this is a relatively simple thing to do - simply
add the -k option to the Netscape command line, and you're all set.
Well, I never thought it would be so restrictive. All I really want to
do is prevent people from sending e-mails and posting to usenet
newsgroups from our site. I'd like them to be able to open a new URL,
use the back buttons, etc.
Now, I can build that functionality into the our homepage, but I'd rather
not have to.
What I'm hoping to find out, is if there are any settings I can put in
the .ini files to turn off e-mail, newsgroups, and the like. It seems
like their ought to be something simple, like "mail=no" that could be done.
I've studied the minimal Netscape documentation that I have, as well as
the related postings in the Web4Lib archive to no avail. Can anyone
Peter Konshak Computer Technology Coordinator
pkonshak.ccpl at ash.palni.edu Carmel Clay Public Library
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