I have a kiosk. Its only reason for existence is to show content in a Flash movie, which lives on a webserver. I don't want to have a keyboard and mouse hanging off the damn thing, so I've uninstalled or disabled everything that can possibly start a dialog in front of my content.
- The machine is running Windows 7.
- I have set the user to auto-login.
- I have set iexplore.exe to be the shell (using the winlogin registry key).
- I pass /k to IE so that it runs in kiosk mode, which is full screen.
- I set the homepage of IE to be the page with my Flash movie.
The last remaining problem is that it seems I need to click on the Flash movie with a mouse to make it full screen. I don't want that. I want to be able to just hard-reboot the machine in case of any problem and a few minutes later it's back up and running without any user intervention.
So, how can I do this? I'm not married to anything in my setup other than Windows. I don't have a mac and I am not going to install a different OS on the box. But browser, shell, etc, can all change. If there is a better container than a browser, great, let's do that then. Pretty much any ideas are welcome.