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Kiosk Browser - Advanced
Advanced Configuration Scenarios
KB: Clear Cache, WebStorage, Cookies & Form Data
The options to Clear Cache, WebStorage, Cookies & Form Data can be found under Settings > Page & Content. Page & Content Settings Settings > Page & Content > Clear Cache Enabling this option, will clear the cache on idle timeout or home page reload.
KB: Samsung Knox Features
Samsung devices allow us to utilise the Knox SDK to provide extra features within Kiosk Browser. Supported
KB: Using a custom error page to reload the home page
In some circumstances standard Android WebView error messages may appear within Kiosk Browser, such as when an internet connection is not available. We generally advise using a custom error page so that end users see a user friendly interface. Standard Error Page By default
KB: User Agents & Custom User Agents
**The User Agent string identifies the types of devices requesting online content. ** The server that the request is sent to will then determine the type of content to display, the layout, identify any re-directions for that device type, as well as use the information for analysing web-traffic. You can find the setting for User Agent control under Settings > Page & Content > User Agent ![Page & Content Settings](https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/99f4d12b-e989-4521-a5e7-352
KB: URL Parameters
You use use the below parameters as part of the homepage URL, this is particulary useful if you wish to send an identifying parameter to your website. i.e. http://www.mywebsite.com/kiosk.php?serial=%KIOSKSERIAL% %LOCALCONTENT% Points to the local content folder kioskbrowser/localcontent Example Url: %LOCALCONTENT%/index.htm %LOCALSTORAGE% Version v2.0.36 and up Points to the default storage on the device i.e. /sdcard/myfolder/index.htm Example Url: %LOCALSTORAGE%/myfolder/index.htm
KB: Advanced & Hidden Features
Kiosk Browsers Advanced menu has many additional features that enable you to control the behaviour of your device more strictly. Whilst these are extremely useful in most environments, some of these settings should only be changed by advanced users and could cause issues on a small number of devices. The Advanced menu can be found by navigating to Settings > Advanced. Below is a breakdown of some of the most useful, with a brief description of their purpose: **Settings > Advanced > Hi
KB: Launch a third party application
KB: Run Kiosk Browser Above The Screen Lock
**Run Above Screen Lock ** As of Version 2.6.0 (Build 193) released on 12/07/2017, we have added a setting to change the behaviour of Kiosk Browser running above the device screen lock. By default Kiosk Browser is set to run above the screen lock; this was previously required to wake the screen when a device was connected to Remote Management. This is no longer a requirement and therefore has been included as an option. Depending on your usage you may wish to the screen lock to appear when t
KB: Reset WiFi
The reset WiFi setting will disable and then re-enable the WiFi, if the device is unable to access the default Kiosk URL. This function can be found under Settings > Connectivity > Reset WiFi. Connectivity Settings Once the setting has been enabled, then the WiFi check frequency sub-menu will become accessible **Settings > Connectivity > WiFi Check Frequenc
KB: Hiding / Suppressing the Keyboard Permanently
Permanently hiding or suppressing the keyboard by installing an application like "Null Keyboard" is possible. However, you should exercise **** in doing so, as this will impact access to settings. You can only use a PIN and not an alphanumeric password as Kiosk Browser only provides on-screen PIN entry in scenarios where the keyboard is not available.
KB: Load Kiosk URL via intent broadcast
From v2.5.9 and up you can broadcast an intent from other applications to request Kiosk Browser to load another URL.