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opening site in kiosk mode.

here we go!

as we all know iexlore -k www.yourwebspace.com
will open an instance of explorer in kiosk mode.

this is the perfect mode for stuborn users, this takes all navigation and chrome away from the all unknowing user.

this is the question.

how can I run this iexlore -k www.yourwebspace.com in coldfusion.

refrase how to run cmd line scripts on a coldfusion page and or site.?
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jriver12
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jriver12
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cheekycjCommented:
you mean full screen mode...

You can use JavaScript to do this:

<script language="JavaScript"><!--
function full(url) {
    if (document.all) {
        window.open(url,'windowName','fullscreen=yes');
        return false;
    }
    return true;
}
//--></script>

<a href="default.htm" onClick="full(this.href)">Open full screen</a>

HTH,
CJ
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jriver12Author Commented:
cj,

that is exactly what I was looking for.

is there a keyboard key combonation that would allow the user to minimize as well as maximize the browser as needed.?
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cheekycjCommented:
here is some Microsoft info on the kiosk mode shortcuts:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q154780
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jriver12Author Commented:
cj im trying to use that code as an onload="full(this.href)" but get a 404 error what am I doing wrong.
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cheekycjCommented:
<script language="javascript">
function full(url) {
   if (document.all) {
       window.open(url,'windowName','fullscreen=yes');
       self.close();
   }
}

        self.close();
     }
</script>

<body onload="full(location.href);">

that should work.

CJ
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jriver12Author Commented:
duh!
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cheekycjCommented:
:-)
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jriver12Author Commented:
error:

object expected error:

I cant find it.(as usual)



   <html>
   <head>
   <title>test kiosk</title>
    <script language="javascript">
function full(url) {
  if (document.all) {
      window.open(url,'windowName','fullscreen=yes');
      self.close();
  }
}

       self.close();
    }
</script>
   
   

</head>

<body bgcolor="#FFFFCC" text="#000000" link="#000000" vlink="#000000" alink="#000000" onload="full(location.href);">


TEST
     
     

</body>
     </html>
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cheekycjCommented:
try this:

  <html>
  <head>
  <title>test kiosk</title>
   <script language="javascript">
function full(url) {
 if (document.all) {
     window.open(url,'windowName','fullscreen=yes');
     self.close();
 }
}
</script>
 
 

</head>

<body bgcolor="#FFFFCC" text="#000000" link="#000000" vlink="#000000" alink="#000000" onload="full(location.href);">


TEST
   
   

</body>
    </html>

You had an extra:

      self.close();
   }


in the script code.

CJ
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jriver12Author Commented:
tried that and onload it prompts me that the window I am viewing is trying to close.

if I say yes the browser closes if I say no the browser opens in browser view(with chrome.

so I tried changing the self.close(); to self.open ();
and got stuck in an infinate loop of windows opening in fullscreen.?

<html>
 <head>
 <title>test kiosk</title>
  <script language="javascript">
function full(url) {
if (document.all) {
    window.open(url,'windowName','fullscreen=yes');
    self.close();
}
}
</script>
 
 

</head>

<body bgcolor="#FFFFCC" text="#000000" link="#000000" vlink="#000000" alink="#000000" onload="full(location.href);">


TEST
   
   

</body>
   </html>
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cheekycjCommented:
duh... oops.. got to put a check to make sure that it is not already in full screen mode.

try this:

html>
<head>
<title>test kiosk</title>
 <script language="javascript">
function full(url) {
var params = window.location.search.substring(1);
if (document.all && params.indexOf("full=1") != -1) {
   window.open(url,'windowName','fullscreen=yes');
   self.close();
}
}
</script>



</head>

<body bgcolor="#FFFFCC" text="#000000" link="#000000" vlink="#000000" alink="#000000" onload="full(location.href + "?full=1");">


TEST
 
 

</body>
  </html>
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jriver12Author Commented:
syntax error near line 47,

there is no line 47?/?
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cheekycjCommented:
oops I think I know the problem try this:

<html>
<head>
<title>test kiosk</title>
<script language="javascript">
function full(url) {
var params = window.location.search.substring(1);
if (document.all && params.indexOf("full=1") != -1) {
  window.open(url,'windowName','fullscreen=yes');
  self.close();
}
}
</script>



</head>

<body bgcolor="#FFFFCC" text="#000000" link="#000000" vlink="#000000" alink="#000000" onload="full(location.href
+ '?full=1');">


TEST
 
 

</body>
 </html>
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jriver12Author Commented:
no error but still not opening in full screen mode
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cheekycjCommented:
My apologies my logic was off...

<html>
<head>
<title>test kiosk</title>
<script language="javascript">
function full(url) {
var params = window.location.search.substring(1);

if (document.all && params.indexOf("full=1") == -1) {
 window.open(url,'windowName','fullscreen=yes');
 self.close();
}
}
</script>



</head>

<body bgcolor="#FFFFCC" text="#000000" link="#000000" vlink="#000000" alink="#000000" onload="full(location.href + '?full=1');">


TEST



</body>
</html>


instead of opening full screen when full parameter doesn't exist I was opening full screen when full param existed.

That was my mistake.

CJ
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jriver12Author Commented:
cj,

that worked (as usual)

however is there a way to get rid of the prompt box that comes up.

is there a way for it to automaticaly open in full screen without prompting.?
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cheekycjCommented:
the prompt comes up b/c you are trying to close the main window.

The only way not to get the prompt is not close the main (parent) window.

CJ
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jriver12Author Commented:
is there a way to do it with out having a parent to close?

if not.

hows this idea?

have 3 pages.

one that will say


you need to click yes to proceed. (example)

if they click not they will go to a page that says

you are not authorized.

but if they click yes
the parent closes and the desired url/page is displayed in full screen
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jriver12Author Commented:
cj,
lets  stick with the original script of having a text link.

can close the parent once the child is loaded without permission.
or keep the parent in the same page where the text link is?
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jriver12Author Commented:
got it cj!

found an extension on macromedia,
 here is what I ended up with


<html>
<head>
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

<script language="JavaScript">
<!--
function MachakFull(Ie,other){
//Copyright © 1999 m.milicevic machakjoe@netscape.net jjooee@tip.nl
x=screen.availWidth;
y=screen.availHeight;
target = parseFloat(navigator.appVersion.substring(navigator.appVersion.indexOf('.')-1,navigator.appVersion.length));
if((navigator.appVersion.indexOf("Mac")!=-1) &&(navigator.userAgent.indexOf("MSIE")!=-1) &&(parseInt(navigator.appVersion)==4))
window.open(other,"sub",'scrollbars=yes');
if (target >= 4){
     if (navigator.appName=="Netscape"){
    var MachakFull=window.open(other,"MachakFull",'scrollbars=yes','width='+x+',height='+y+',top=0,left=0');
     MachakFull.moveTo(0,0);
     MachakFull.resizeTo(x,y);}
if (navigator.appName=="Microsoft Internet Explorer")
     window.open(Ie,"MachakFull","fullscreen=yes");
     }
     else window.open(other,"sub",'scrollbars=yes');
     }
//-->
</script>
<cfset pagecaption="Please select where you would like to go.">
</head>

<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000">

<cfinclude template="htmlheader.cfm">
<p>After you make your selection you will be asked to login if your previous session has expired.</p>
<br>
<a href="#" onclick="MachakFull('index.cfm','')">go in</a>

<cfinclude template="htmlfooter.cfm">
</body>
</html>

thanks man
a lil push in the right direction goes a long way.
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cheekycjCommented:
ok.. I see.. it also is cross browser.  which is good.

MM's site does have some useful resources doesn't it.

CJ
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jriver12Author Commented:
thanks for the time and great suggestions as usual.

:)
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cheekycjCommented:
no prob, just happy I could help in some way.  Thanx for the "A".

CJ

BTW: The other problem.. I haven't gotten time to look at it yet.. I will hopefully take a look today.
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jriver12Author Commented:
take your time,
like I said that one I have been trying to get to work at 100% for about a year now.:()
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