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You would set up your kiosk to be in Kiosk Mode outside of Director.
You can use the app that is linked to on that page, I think, to do that.
Once it is in Kiopsk Mode, then you would just set Director's exitLock
function (it is in the publish settings). If the exitLock is on, then
there is no way to close the app (unless you code one in). And if you
have your Kiosk Mode setup, then no one can get to the Force Quit menu
Make sure you set up some way for you to close the app, though, like a
combination of keypresses or a password or something. Otherwise, you'll
need to reboot to shut it off.
Mike, guess I don't understand your reply??
My Director project is a standalone application not a Shockwave file.
So any setting of Kiosk mode would have to be done from within my Director app -- also its my understanding that switching apps in OSX resets any keystroke limitations to the defaults
Kiosk Mode is an OS level thing. It has nothing to do with Director or
your file in specific. You set the OS to Kiosk Mode so it will turn
off the ability to use the dock or force quit or other such things.
While your program is running, since the user can not do any of those
things, they can;t shut down the program. As long as you set the
exitLock as I recommended.
There isn't anything that you need to do from your Director program to
turn on Kiosk Mode. It is something that would be done before your
I must be having a brain fade but in all my years of using a Mac I've never seen a simple checkbox etc for Kiosk mode.
Can you be mare specific please
Is this a system preference that would be set? In vhat section?
Dude, you are the one that found the link you posted in your original
email that went into detail about kiosk mode and it linked to an
application that helps set the settings. I am just working off what you
already know, since you posted it.
My point is that you can not use Director to harden your OS. Well, you
probably can with shellXtra, BuddyAPI, and some hardcore inner-workings
knowledge, but you will be better served hardening your kiosk, then
working your Director project into that.