For a project I need to provide some computers with libreoffice running in kiosk mode. I need the libreoffice writer app on fullscreen all the time, and that users can create, open or modify files on his/her home only.

I know everything regarding file permissions and that the user won't be able to modify or create files outside of the home or /tmp directories, but to remove confusion (expected users are computer/linux illiterates), I'd like to (at least) make difficult to them to go outside the user folder. I don't care if the user really can go outside of his/her home folder, but I don't want it to be easy.

Just hiding the sidebar and changing the navigation bar in the file dialogs to not show anything above the user home directory is enough. I include a screenshot with notes of what I need.

libreoffice file dialog

Any idea?

  • I think LibreOffice uses the operating system's file dialog, so any modifications would be acting on the operating system and not the office software.
    – Lyrl
    Apr 19, 2016 at 13:30
  • @Lyrl that's fine as libreoffice is the only software that would be used there Apr 19, 2016 at 14:00


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