I have never used Director, but am considering it - if it
will meet the requirements of my project.
I need to create a secure "desktop environment" with a set
number of buttons/icons that can launch other
applications,games,internet explorer, power point presentations etc
etc - this environment cannot be 'quit' by the general public user,
no matter what buttons on the keyboard they use ( ie the start
button, control-alt-delete etc) - the only way out of this
environment would be, say, to press three 'known' buttons together,
then type in a password to quit (thus gaining administrative
Also, if director IS the software for this job, would this
type of application be tackled by only an advanced user, or is this
easy stuff? ( I have experience in building Flash, but not highly
advanced stuff, with long mathematical actionscript - rather more
used to the 'straitforward' use of flash, with very simple
What you describe sounds like an implementation of a
application - something Director is eminently suited to.
It shouldn't be too complicated, but you'll probably be
xtras for external app management and keyboard control.