lock application

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David L

23 Jun, 2011 05:41 AM

The "lock" feature is supposed to lock the Sparkbooth in full screen mode, and not allow the user to exit the application without entering a password. I assume that's so you can leave your laptop open without giving everyone at the event access to your files and other open applications? It's a great idea, but easily bypassed by ALT+TAB-ing to another open application or WINDOWS+D to minimize all screens. I don't know if there's a way around this without a registry edit. If not, I guess the workaround if you were worried about privacy would be to create a separate Windows user account to run Sparkbooth, and password-protect your other one(s).

Also--very minor--when I hit CTRL+L to lock or unlock, there is one character already entered in the password field by default.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by John Wu on 23 Jun, 2011 04:25 PM

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    What registry hack would you use to prevent application switching?

    I will fix the character appearing in the password field in the next update.

  2. 2 Posted by David L on 23 Jun, 2011 04:40 PM

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    Unfortunately you're asking the wrong guy... I only mentioned that because as I was briefly googling around for a solution, I kept coming across suggested registry edits. I don't know if there is a way to accomplish what I was talking about. Sorry I can't help, but I'm well outside my realm of expertise at this point.

  3. John Wu closed this discussion on 10 Jul, 2011 04:50 PM.

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