[maemo-developers] Launch maemo browser in fullscreen mode

From: Simon Moore simon.moore at ndirect.co.uk
Date: Tue Mar 20 12:07:09 EET 2007
It is possible to compile a small App that sends 
the keyboard function key (F6 I think) to x 
windows that is equivalent to the hardware 
fullscreen button being pressed (someone pointed 
me in that direction a while ago on the 
list).  Far from the best solution but it can work.

The downside is it is hard to be sure which 
application is in front (I believe there is a 
util that can tell an app to go to the front, but 
not exactly fool proof).  I am told it is 
possible to disable the hardware key but I am not 
quite sure how you would do this (change the key 
mappings file?).  If you can't do that they can 
take it out of fullscreen, they can also press the home button.

The browser crashes an enormous amount (one 
person mentions it is linked to the number of 
additional windows you open, most others think it 
is memory related), so you need a way to detect 
it crashed and reopen it.  (I managed to do this 
in Rh9 really easily, so if browser or x-windows 
crash it restarts, can't seem to crack it on the nokia).

Sleep mode (and also power off when charger 
plugged in) don't tend cause a proper boot up (it 
is already up) so startup scripts to start the browser don't get fired.

Ideally I'd want to uninstall all non useful 
applications (e.g. games, email etc). Has anyone written anything to do that?

I have not found any way to cut everything back 
to just the desktop and the web browser (i.e. 
remove the window manager) if someone can provide 
more info on that then I can probably knock up a 
proper kiosk mode for the Nokia and release it 
back and then we could have a basic kiosk and 
everyone can chip in to fix the other issues.

There are so many fab web apps for a kiosk tablet 
- e.g. Museum guide (so much better than the talk in your ear ones).

Kind Regards

At 07:15 20/03/2007, Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com wrote:

>That's right. The fullscreen browser launching 
>is not implemented but it is planned in future (not too soon).
> >There is no way to open the opera browser into fullscreen, i
> >spent quite a bit of time trying various solutions and even
> >tried implementing the "open embedded browser" via dbus,
> >however these calls are deprecated.
> >The only hope is to use a different browser solution as a base.
> >
> >Andrew
> >
> >Tomàs Jiménez Lozano wrote:
> >> As a first step to achieve some kind of kiosk mode I am
> >trying to open
> >> maemo browser at startup in fullscreen mode.
> >>
> >> I've found that, dislike desktop opera browser, maemo browser has no
> >> command line switch option (--fullscreen) to do this.
> >>
> >> I am trying now to launch browser via dbus rpc capabilities. I've
> >> found some "osso-browser-interface.h" document where it says
> >the only
> >> methods available for remote calling are for opening a new window or
> >> opening a url.
> >> There is another collection of methods but they seem to be intended
> >> for embedded browser windows within a main application window.
> >> One of this "embedded-only" methods allows you to send a HW Key code
> >> to the browser, that is just what I am trying to do.
> >> Disgracefully I assume it only works for this "embedded browsers".
> >>
> >> Does anyone know if there is a way to open maemo browser in
> >fullscreen?
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks in advance
> >>
> >> Tomàs Jiménez
> >> oranginalab
> >>
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