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Hi everyone,

I have a little project coming up and stumbeld over AutoIt. I have read a little bit into it and I hope someone with experience can give me some clues before I sink my time into it.

I dont need a complete code, I dont want to make u more work then I have too, just some hints in the right direction would be really appreciated.

Globaly I need to build up a screen with a searchfield where anyone can search and ONLY search, nothing else. If possible he shouldn't even notice that he is on a Windows-PC.

My thinking was to build up a PhP Website and working with IE/Firefox at fullscreen and hidden Windows-Bar. Then I only need an AutoIt-Script to restrict mouse movement to the top and bottom to prevent the user from entering the menus and restrict the keyboard to simple text-input and preventing Hotkeys like alt-del, ctrl-alt-del etc.

Ok so here my questions:

Can I prevent windows funktions like ctrl-alt-del with an AutoIt script or will Windows win on this one? Or do u know other things I didnt take into consideration why this one cant work?

I read about the possibility mouse restrictions in one Post, but the system i want to use has a touchscreen, is there any difference between touchscreen and a real mouse other than the need of checking mouse-cords on click rather then on move?

And if u have any further advise I'm glad to hear it.

Thanks for ur help and sorry for this noobish questions

greetz Midius

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and: BlockInputEx UDF

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Have you looked at kiosk mode?


Damn I think u saved me. I didnt know this one exists, THANK YOU! I will take a look at this.

THX again.

I think this thread has lost its purpose so feel free to delete it. Sorry for this getting OT so fast.

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I wouldn't start firing your gun in the air just yet.

On a terminal with a keyboard, you can easily break out of that with ctrl alt Delete.

You can however take away that feature for non admin users through group policy.

Assuming you have admin rights on the machine you are trying to restrict.

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Yeah I have Admin rights, that would not be the problem. And I dont really exspect someone to try hacking the PC its more that I dont want someone to mess up the system so a staffmember needs to reset the computer every half houer.

Thanks again for the advice I really appreciate your help especally since this is not topic of this forum.

Atm I'm thinking about a workaround over the not existing Screensaver in Kiosk-Mode, which I wanted to use to present a slideshow when the terminal isnt used. I think I will have to simulate the screensaver as javascript on the website, if u dont have anotherone of ur sparking ideas ^^.

thx again

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