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Support Request: title bar in a popup window

Description

Hello,

is it possible to disable the minimize button in the subwindow's title bar? If one minimizes a window by accident it can't be found/retrieved again and sooner or later we run into too many windows error. It would be even nicer/better to hide the title bar at all. The close button is there already in the toolbar. Could we use the SiteKiosk toolbar's "maximize" button in a subwindow?

BR and Thank You!

Answer: (6)

Re: title bar in a popup window 5/27/2020 1:15 PM
Hello,

The title bar of the window is part of the Windows system and cannot be changed by SiteKiosk.
Instead you may enable the task bar at the bottom again so that users can access the window after it was minimized.

>>Could we use the SiteKiosk toolbar's "maximize" button in a subwindow?<<<
Yes, but only if you don’t enable the permanent full screen mode.
You can e.g. use the option to only use the full screen mode for specific web addresses (e.g. your start page URL) or even disable the full screen mode at all.

At “-->Start Page & Browser-->Customize-->Browser Toolbar” you can configure which buttons you want to display and if the URL address bar is visible or not.

Regards,
Michael Olbrich
Re: title bar in a popup window 6/4/2020 11:42 AM
Hello,

Thank you for your reply. Unfortunatelly the option with the task bar/tabs doesn't suit us. Are you absolutely sure there is no way around it?

Best Regards
Re: title bar in a popup window 6/4/2020 12:36 PM
Hello,

In that case you would need to create a script (e.g. external script with using SiteKiosk Object Model > 6. Execute script file https://www.provisio.com/helpconsole/SiteKiosk%20Help/en-US/default.htm?advanced_settings.htm) to maximize the window automatically when it is minimized or check if there is any Windows system setting or Windows tool to hide the minimize button of the windows.

Regards,
Michael Olbrich
Re: title bar in a popup window 6/15/2020 10:32 AM
Hello,

we looked at the API and found a function which returns the list of open windows. Unfortunatelly it shows background windows from the system as well (i.e. Teamviewer). Then we found the WindowType property, which works fine in IE, but not in Chrome, it says WindowType==3 for SiteKiosk subwindows which is the same as other external windows, so we can't filter which windows are from the SiteKiosk. Do you have any other suggestions?

Thank your for your help!

BR
Re: title bar in a popup window 6/15/2020 10:52 AM
Hello,

You may additionally check the text in the title bar with the ItemText property?
https://www.provisio.com/helpconsole/SiteKiosk%20Object%20Model%20Help/en-US/default.htm?windowinfo_obj.htm

But also 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).
http://www.provisio.com/helpconsole/SiteKiosk%20Help/en-US/default.htm?support.htm

Documentation:
- General Information about customizing SiteKiosk: http://www.provisio.com/web/us/features/siteskin
- SiteKiosk help: http://www.provisio.com/helpconsole/SiteKiosk%20Help/en-US/default.htm?customization_%28site_skin%29.htm
- SiteKiosk Object model help for IE based skins: http://www.provisio.com/helpconsole/SiteKiosk%20Object%20Model%20Help/en-US/default.htm?index.htm
- The SiteKiosk Object model help for Chrome Browser Skin can be requested via e-mail at support-europe(at)provisio.com

Further hints and suggestions can be found in our developer blog at http://devblog.provisio.com/


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.
(Or maybe one of the forum visitors who have already worked on this kind of code can give you some help.)

In case you are interested in a solution against payment please write a detailed description to support-europe(at)provisio.com 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.



Alternatively you may have a look at SiteCaster that provides the possibility to create popups without title bar and also a template that looks like the start screen
Templates: https://www.siteremote.net/SiteCasterHelp/en/default.htm?page_templates.htm
Pop-up Element: https://www.siteremote.net/SiteCasterHelp/en/default.htm?linked_document_%28pop-up%291.htm
Furthermore you can change the content remotely then.

You can test everything before purchasing any license:
1. Just create a free 30 days test account on www.siteremote.net

2. Download and install SiteKiosk on your client machine:
- Android: https://www.provisio.com/en-GB/Downloads/Download.aspx?ItemId=185
- Windows: http://www.provisio.com/en-GB/Downloads/Download.aspx?ItemId=1

3. Open the SiteKiosk configuration and first register the SiteKiosk client to your SiteRemote team (Remote Monitoring).
- Android: http://www.provisio.com/helpconsole/SiteKiosk%20Android%20Quick%20Start%20Guide/en-US/default.htm?remote_monitoring.htm
- Windows: http://www.provisio.com/helpconsole/SiteKiosk%20Help/en-US/default.htm?remote_monitoring.htm


To continue with SiteCaster CMS
4. Then activate SiteCaster in the SiteKiosk configuration.
- Android: Select “SiteCaster” at “-->Application” http://www.provisio.com/helpconsole/SiteKiosk%20Android%20Quick%20Start%20Guide/en-US/default.htm?sitecaster.htm
- Windows: Select “SiteCaster” at “-->Start Page & Browser” http://www.provisio.com/helpconsole/SiteKiosk%20Help/en-US/default.htm?sitecaster_cms.htm

5. Start SiteKiosk with the SiteCaster configuration

6. (On another computer) Login to the SiteCaster Editor at https://www.siteremote.net with using Chrome Browser to create and distribute the content.

Please find some tutorial videos here for further information:
https://www.provisio.com/web/uk/tutorials/sitecaster-interactive-digital-signage-cms

Here an overview about SiteCaster CMS:
https://www.provisio.com/web/uk/products/sitecaster-digital-signage-cms

Here you can find the SiteCaster CMS online help:
https://www.siteremote.net/SiteCasterHelp/en/default.htm

Regards,
Michael Olbrich
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