Request: Kiosk (View-Only) mode

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raccoon
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Request: Kiosk (View-Only) mode

Post by raccoon » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:08 pm

I have another request for Everything For Old People. A Kiosk Mode that only allows for navigation and execution.

This will prohibit any drag/drop copy or move operations, prohibit file deletion, prohibit renames... basically prohibits making any changes to any files or folders, accidentally or intentionally.

Thanks.

P.S. Can we also add a few extra features along these lines?
[x] "Hide hidden files"
[x] "Hide system files"
[x] "Respect read-only files."
(P.S.S. Yes, I just remembered there's an 'exclude' option for hidden/system files.)

NotNull
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Re: Request: Kiosk (View-Only) mode

Post by NotNull » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:45 pm

You can use the following Everything.INI entries for that:

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allow_http_server=0
allow_etp_server=0
allow_delete=0
allow_rename=0
allow_cut=0
allow_copy=0
allow_paste=0
allow_drag_drop=0
and even:

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allow_open=0
allow_context_menu=0
[x] "Respect read-only files."
In my experience, Everything does that. Do you have other experiences?

raccoon
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Re: Request: Kiosk (View-Only) mode

Post by raccoon » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:03 pm

Ah, thank you for the .ini hacks! Awesome possum sauce!
NotNull wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:45 pm
[x] "Respect read-only files."
In my experience, Everything does that. Do you have other experiences?
I meant that it should prohibit the deletion or renaming or moving of Read-Only files, specifically. Even when other files are allowed to be renamed, deleted, cut/paste or drag_drop. Read-only files would be specifically protected by Everything, acting as if it does not have permission.

So, addendium:

[x] Hide Hidden files.
[x] Hide System files.
[x] Protect System files.
[x] Protect Read-only files.
Last edited by raccoon on Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.

raccoon
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Re: Request: Kiosk (View-Only) mode

Post by raccoon » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:19 pm

Is there also a hack to hide the Menu Bar? For old people.

Could be shown with Alt-key press.

NotNull
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Re: Request: Kiosk (View-Only) mode

Post by NotNull » Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:59 pm

raccoon wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:19 pm
Is there also a hack to hide the Menu Bar? For old people.

Could be shown with Alt-key press.
Not with the current version of Everything.
It is on the to do-list for the next major version of Everything (1.5)


You would have to use external utilities to make this work, like AutoHotkey or WinAPIexec (rammichael.com/winapiexec).
(partly) examle in AHK:

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 ;   Remove menu bar of this Everything window
    DllCall("SetMenu", "uint", $EverythingID, "uint", 0)
Where $EverythingID is the window ID of Everything.

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