[maemo-developers] Launch maemo browser in fullscreen mode

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Mon Mar 19 18:34:35 EET 2007

David Weinehall wrote:
>>> As a first step to achieve some kind of kiosk mode I am trying to open
>>> maemo browser at startup in fullscreen mode.
>> In this case you don't want to run Desktop.  With the Home key
>> user can always switch to Home or some other window.
> Not if he modifies /etc/mce.ini first:
> HomeKeyShortAction=disabled
> HomeKeyLongAction=disabled
> should do the trick =)

There's still the problem that even although the Browser would start
in fullscreen, user can always press the fullscreen key and exit
fullscreen mode.  This key is interpreted by the Browser itself.
Grabbing that key would be kludge way to do anything, it's better
not to run Desktop (with which one could switch to another app) and
in WM configuration disable minimize & close buttons etc.

Eventually Browser will take all memory and not be able to open any
new pages.  In this case it would be nice if user could close Browser
and it would be restarted automatically.  Same thing when it crashes...
Easiest way to do that would be to use the device SW watchdog for
starting Browser, similarly to the input method.  Maybe by replacing
Desktop in its startup script with Browser and changing the startup
policy to what is used for the input method.  (see the scripts in

	- Eero

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