Kiosk-mode

Kiosk-mode is a PIN-coded lock for your screen where your customer is free to browse either single or multiple files and folders of your choosing. Used typically with a tablet stand in trade shows and events.

💡 Key features of Kiosk-mode:

  • Kiosk-mode is a powerful feature to present your materials during an event or trade show. Visitors/customers are able to browse your material in a secure environment.
  • A PIN-code will protect visitors/customers from viewing sensitive materials.
  • The side menu is disabled.
  • You can use the kiosk-mode:
    • With a single file, document, presentation or slide show
    • OR an entire folder (and it's sub folders)
  • Screen saver: This feature is very useful in high volume events where people come and go to your stand. The screen saver option let's you choose a presentation to be played when your device has been inactive for a period of time.
  • Autoplay: When you are in a multi-paged document, presentation or slide show, you can choose to Autoplay the content and set a time interval.
  • When enabling Kiosk-mode in Showell Online, it will automatically go full screen.

Note for iOS device users:

➡️ Remember to also turn on ‘Guided Access’ from iPad/iPhone’s own settings page.


How to start kiosk-mode
How to stop kiosk-mode
How to enable the screen saver option
How to enable autoplay
What can I do if I forgot my kiosk PIN-code?



How to start Kiosk-mode

  • Navigate to the content you wish to present
  • Go to the top right corner and click Tools > Kiosk
  • Choose a PIN-code and click Start Kiosk
  • Visitors/customers are now able to browse only the selected content

 



How to stop Kiosk-mode

  • Go to the top right corner and click Tools > Kiosk
  • Type the correct PIN-code and click End Kiosk (forgot PIN?)
  • You are now able to access all your content again

 



How to enable the screen saver option

  • Start the kiosk-mode
  • Once you have typed your PIN-code, enable the screen saver
  • You will now be able to select a screen saver from your presentations
  • Choose when to start the screen saver with 'Start after (30s, 1min, 5min or 15min)', if you'd like to activate Autoplay and the delay time between every slide (in seconds)
  • Click 'Start Kiosk'. The screen saver will now be activated after the device has been inactive for the chosen time (Start after).

 



How to enable autoplay

  • Navigate to the multi-paged document, presentation or slide show you want to present.
    • To start a slide show: Click Tools > Show within a folder
  • Start the kiosk-mode
  • Once you have typed your PIN-code, enable Autoplay
  • Choose the delay time between every slide (in seconds)

  • Click 'Start Kiosk'. Autoplay will now automatically change every slide after the chosen delay time.
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