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Is it possible to turn Ubuntu (12.10 ) into kiosk mode from, for example, a shortcut on the desktop?

As a newbie, how can I write this script?

If it isn't clear, you can compare this with a computer that is available at your supermarket where you only can browse one page with the articles in that sector. Thanks in advance!

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possible duplicate of Booting in kiosk mode – Web-E Jan 30 '13 at 18:22
So, does your question come down to something like: "How do I change the current session into kiosk mode in scripting?" – gertvdijk Jan 30 '13 at 18:22
@Web-E I believe OP is asking on how to do this in a current running session rather than a selection at boot. – gertvdijk Jan 30 '13 at 18:23
yes that's my question gertvdijk – BenCes Jan 31 '13 at 16:44

You might be better off with a separate login for a visitor. I've written up a howto of sorts on Ubuntu Forum under Ubuntu Kiosk with Ubuntu 12.04 and XFCE.

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A separate login does not meet the requirement of the OP for keeping the current session, as this requires him to log out and log in again. – gertvdijk Feb 5 '13 at 16:58

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