Having just read about the windows 8.1
Kiosk feature, I decided to experiment with it a little.
As an administrator, you are able to limit any users access to just one application which will automatically launch upon login.
There are many potentially uses for this - parental controls, employees and other sales environments, to name just a couple.
So, I decided to set up a test account and access the "Kiosk".
- Kiosk got renamed - it is now called
Assigned Accessand it can be found by going to - Charm Bar -> Settings -> Accounts -> Other accounts -> "Set up an account for assigned access"
- I set up a test user and assigned IE as the app. Rebooted the computer. Chose the test user and logged in.
- Immediately, IE opens up (no start menu or anything) and initial thoughts were "Could be useful - let's log back out"
WINDOWS KEY + C - no effect.
WINDOWS KEY + Q - no effect.
WINDOWS KEY + EVERY BUTTON - no effect.
WINDOWS KEY + SHIFT + EVERY BUTTON - no effect.
CTRL+ALT+DEL - no effect.
Force power off and reboot machine - windows 8.1 remembers that this user was logged in last time so logs me back in to same account.
Try and google answer but only remembering the word kiosk - a million result which give no insight at all.
Narrow down results and find that answer is hitting
WINDOWS KEY five times. Guess what? didn't work.