Is there a way to make a solution open in Full-screen view mode?
I currently have a POS system that is running in Kiosk mode. I would like to stop using Kiosk mode and start using Full-screen view mode instead.
I'm wondering if by "Kiosk Mode", you mean "Full Screen Mode" (where the application window takes up the entire screen and there is no header bar or menu bar unless you move the mouse to the top of the screen), and by "Full Screen Mode", you mean "occupying the entire screen"?
If that's the case, how do you get it into full screen mode (what you call kiosk mode) to begin with?
The script step "Adjust Window [Maximize]" will set the window to take up the entire screen, but it won't work if you're already in full screen mode.
If I'm wrong about "Kiosk Mode", then what is it and how did you get into it? I couldn't find any information about it online...
You can use MBS Plugin.
The Window.IsFullScreen function tells you the status and Window.ToggleFullScreen switches it.
Also check SystemUIMode which lets you disable stuff like switching apps or logout on Mac.
Helpful can be Process.KeepFrontMost in latest 7.1 plugin as it keeps your app in front always.
Jason Wood wrote: If I'm wrong about "Kiosk Mode", then what is it and how did you get into it?
Jason Wood wrote:
If I'm wrong about "Kiosk Mode", then what is it and how did you get into it?
Using FileMaker Advanced you can use the Developer Utilities to create solution that can run in what they call "Kiosk Mode". Kiosk Mode works on Mac, Windows and iOS and it hides all of the operating system elements such as menubars and docks.
Kiosk mode has always been a little buggy and a pain to manage on server solution. Once Kiosk Mode has been added to a solution you cannot turn it off easily. Any user that logs into the solution without "Full Access" permissions get put into kiosk mode. You can only remove kiosk mode by opening the file from a local copy and use the developer utilities to strip it off.
I imagine that Kiosk Mode will eventually be phased out when they deprecate the run-time features...and when they can get Windows to run in full-screen mode....the same as OS X and iOS currently do.
Here's an older thread that describes a solution for removing kiosk mode from a file:
Remove Kiosk mode (3rd message down)
Jason Wood wrote: Here's an older thread that describes a solution for removing kiosk mode from a file: Remove Kiosk mode (3rd message down)
Yes, that is what I meant when I said that it was a pain.
Thanks for the plugin info Christian.
I am hoping at the very least I can get it to work with an AppleScript.
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