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Managed bookmarks

Post#1 by tandy » 04 Feb 2016, 19:08

Hello,

I've just managed to put the kiosk edition on a few computers in my breakroom and it's basically exactly what I needed. The only thing I haven't been able to figure out is how to get my bookmarks bar in Chrome to populate with the managed bookmarks list from the install config. It ends up only showing a single bookmark with the label "bookmark" which goes to one of the links. Here's what I have for my config:

connection=wired
network_interface=eth0
dhcp=yes
proxy=
browser=chrome
managed_bookmarks=mysite.com mysite2.com mysite3.com
enable_file_protocol=yes
homepage=mysite.com|mysite2.com|mysite3.com
browser_idle=20
right_mouse_click=yes
wallpaper=
additional_components=uefi.zip 06-fonts.xzm

Is there something I'm doing wrong? I tried replacing the spaces in the managed_bookmarks with the "|" symbol but that doesn't work either.

Appreciate your help very much!

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Re: Managed bookmarks

Post#2 by fanthom » 04 Feb 2016, 19:53

Hello tandy,

What happens when you click on the 'Bookmark'? Does the browser redirect to the webpage correctly?

Bookmark titles are discovered automatically with the help of the http parting utility. If title is not present or found then generic 'Bookmark' one is used. Please send me your real 'managed_bookmarks=' parameter to support@porteus-kiosk.org and i'll check this myself.

Thank you.
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Re: Managed bookmarks

Post#3 by tandy » 05 Feb 2016, 18:21

So I managed to figure out why only one of the URLs I used was showing up as a bookmark: apparently the parser requires the "http://" portion of the URL to recognize it as a link (would be useful to have that mentioned in the note on the Wizard since it can't be previewed).

The thing remaining is getting the titles to show up. I know you mentioned that they're discovered automatically, but I haven't been able to figure out how to set their names to what I want them to be; all of their titles are "bookmark".

My original Managed Bookmarks parameter is as follows:
managed_bookmarks=http://www.google.com https://mail.google.com https://drive.google.com

and I would like to get those to show up as bookmarks on my bookmark bar

Google | Mail | Drive

Does the http parting utility take titles in the managed_bookmarks parameter somehow, or does it discover them in some other way that I can work with?

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Re: Managed bookmarks

Post#4 by fanthom » 05 Feb 2016, 19:59

You may be out of luck with Google pages. Please try this:

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managed_bookmarks=https://kernel.org http://porteus-kiosk.org
For next kiosk release I'll think about giving the users possibility to name the bookmarks manually, e.g.:

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managed_bookmarks=Google|http://www.google.com Mail|https://mail.google.com Drive|https://drive.google.com
If name is not provided then system will try to discover it automatically.

Sounds like a plan.
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