4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 1, 2008 2:34 AM by Newsgroup_User

    NASA kiosk

    DomeGuy
      I work at Marshall Space Flight Center/NASA and I'm attempting to modify a kiosk that we built for the US Space & Rocket Center here in Huntsville, AL. I'm fairly new to Flash and our regular Flash guy is on vacation until late next week and we need to make some modifications the kiosk. The kiosk is running on a computer at USSRC with a mouse attached (the keyboard is stashed behind the display). The kids are finding the keyboard, plugging it in, and messing with stuff. We need to disable the right mouse click. We are purchasing Jugglor to accomplish this since we can't seem to come up with an Actionscript to do it. Now I need to disable 'escape' so it will stay in full screen mode. I also need to disable Ctrl+Q so it won't quit and write some code that will recognize a new quit sequence. Does anyone have any ideas about how I might do this? I, and the space program, would appreciate it greatly. Thanks.
        • 1. Re: NASA kiosk
          clbeech Level 3
          here's a suggestion i guess - how about go to a touch screen? then you can completely remove all of the peripherals.
          • 2. Re: NASA kiosk
            DomeGuy Level 1
            We recommended that to begin with, but it wasn't in the budget. Another way would be to lock the keyboard away where they couldn't have access to it. This is what they were going to do, but for some reason, the keyboard is only hidden behind the display. I started thinking of other problems: what if they hit Ctrl+Alt+Del; the windows button; Fkeys; or any number of other things. I need to disallow any keyboard input unless the user keys in a particular sequence that will allow them to quit the program.
            • 3. Re: NASA kiosk
              little*big*man Level 2
              We have a similar setup at our planetarium - we have some ancient touch screens that are helpful in keeping patrons from doing more than they should.

              I have been to other kiosks where they used the Windows acct. admin tools to restrict which keys/mouse buttons are operative. Perhaps a sys admin approach could help?

              Sean
              • 4. Re: NASA kiosk
                Level 7
                Yup Jugglor is the tool.

                Jugglor can disable the the escape ke, alt tab, windows, tab, alt f4 and
                many more features.

                Let us know if you have any further questions.

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