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Support Request: Shortcut to filemanager and saving locations of icons


I am using the "Desktop Startpage" in the "Internet Explorer" browser-engine

Is there any way to get a shortcut to the file manager or a selected folder on the desktop/background?
I have seen a few sugestions here, but none of them work..

Also, is there any way to save the button location when you close sitekiosk and start it back up?


Answer: (2)

Re: Shortcut to filemanager and saving locations of icons 3/28/2019 2:26 PM

Adding a button to the “Desktop Startpage” for opening the File Manager and also repositioning the buttons requires a code customization of the Skin.

What you may alternatively check in this case:
1. opening the File Manager through the Start Menu of SiteKiosk when using the “Desktop Startpage” skin (the file manager appears automatically in the SiteKiosk Start menu when activating it).
2. using the “Start Screen” with “Metro IE” Skin (Start Page & Browser-->Internet Explorer-->Start Screen) and then add this customization to open the File Manager

Otherwise the Skin files for the Desktop Startpage are stored to “…\SiteKiosk\Skins\Public\Startpages\Desktop\...”

But please understand that our free support cannot offer any assistance with creating your own code or customizing the skin files (apart from the detailed SiteKiosk and SiteKiosk Object Model documentation).

- General Information about customizing SiteKiosk:
- SiteKiosk help:
- SiteKiosk Object model help for IE based skins:
- The SiteKiosk Object model help for Chrome Browser Skin can be requested via e-mail at support-europe(at)

Further hints and suggestions can be found in our developer blog at

If you need further assistance in creating individual coding solutions you can contact us via e-mail that we may find a solution against payment for your needs.
In case you are interested in a solution against payment please write a detailed description to support-europe(at) that we can check the technical feasibility and the amount of work to make a quotation.
The adjustment fees are depending on the complexity of the changes and in general it costs 120 Euro per hour.

Michael Olbrich

P.S. At “Applications” you just can add EXE or COM applications but not an html file.
Re: Shortcut to filemanager and saving locations of icons 4/3/2019 12:47 PM
If anyone else is wondering how to add a shortcut to the filemanager, we managed to do it like this:

Get the HTML document and save it to C:\Program Files (x86)\SiteKiosk\Html

Then goto: C:\Program Files (x86)\SiteKiosk\Skins\Public\Startpages\Desktop\Scripts
And edit the Start.js file.

All the way at the bottom within the "if(ShowPrograms)" sentece you can add

 openManager = new _Icon(SiteKiosk.SiteKioskDirectory + "skins\\public\\Startpages\\Desktop\\Img\\filemanager.ico", "FileManager", "FileManager", "\""+SiteKiosk+ "openfilemanager.html"+"\");", IconWidth); 
		openManager.PlaceIcon(openManager.GetRastaX(300), openManager.GetRastaY(200), divDesktop); 

The GetRastaX and GetRastaY decides where on the desktop the filemanager is opening.
I also added a .ico file at C:\Program Files (x86)\SiteKiosk\Skins\Public\Startpages\Desktop\Img

Hope this helps anyone else that is wondering how this is done