Originally posted by Krake:
For instance, if I would make a poll about your scale of popularity (from 0 to 10) on these forums, would the numbers have any real meaning to you?
Nope. But I'd still be fascinated by them and probably end up with my own unique interpretation. :lol:
You have two separate, but related issues: putting (and keeping) Opera in kiosk and full-screen modes, and putting (and keeping) Windows in kiosk mode. Opera is an application program running on an OS, and unless you bullet-proof the OS as well, anything Opera does to protect its kiosk mode can be bypassed through the operating system... as you've noted. Either you have to block the OS from being directly called by keyboard, or you have to accept that the application (Opera) can be closed but block the user from doing anything else but reopening it. Unless you elect to use an optional software program to support kiosk operations, what you can do in Windows 7 directly is limited to disabling interactive shutdown, log-off, locking the station, and switching user accounts. http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2012/08/03/building-public-kiosk-stations-with-windows-7-and-windows8-itpro.aspx
See also: http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/how-to-setup-windows-vista-and-7-as-a-kiosk/
If you want to go beyond these, you may have to look into a kiosk-specific piece of protection software like Secure Lockdown http://shop.inteset.com/lock-down-windows-7-with-inteset-secure-lockdown or something similar.
Yes, considering the time it took me to learn even the basic ticks of old Opera, I dread the effort and headaches of learning the new one.
Something analogous with my old Windows XP that's coming out of support.
But then they do say, by the time you've learned a system, it's obsolete. (Murphy's Law)
Originally posted by DonCapo:
shouldn't this also turn on some sort of password question before showing me the passwords?
I think you have a point there. Probably worth submitting a bug report for the devs to consider it, or post in the Blogs.
in other words: you don't understand anything and you want to go round and round the mulberry bush. Well... here's something for ya. You are now on my Ignore list. And soon these forums will be purged of silly threads like this one and whiners and complainers can find somewhere else to drown their sorrows so that the forums can be returned to Help forums. Bye bye
I have been using Opera since the 1990s and have begun Link since it was formed, but now the Link system won't start even though my sign-on shows a valid state when I checked. Why is Opera's MyOpera Mail, Link, bookmark list on regular Opera screen, and other excellent features missing? Will Opera get back into it's excellent features a couple of years ago, or will I end up having to switch to Mozilla Firefox? (IE is idiotic and unsecure, and Chrome is not very alive.)
What kind of "restore" did you do? If it was just a "system restore", it would not have repaired damage to Opera program files or to any Opera files under a user account... "system restore" only restores critical system files (like the registry, critical windows files, drivers, etc). The only "true" way to restore a system to a month-earlier state would be via using an image's or file-backup's restoration program.
If you did only perform a "system restore", then a corruption or miss-adjustment problem within the Opera files themselves might still be present.
rafaelluik Yes you make an interesting point, however I do as always delete my History and Clear Adobe storage settings all the time but this has never affected the tabs at all unless the update has changed this to remove ll tabs when cleaning history? Whenever i have cleaned my history the tabs always remain.
Renaming Session.db unfortunately didn't help but the advice was very much appreciated nonetheless.
All the best guys and thanks for the continued support