[Solved] Google Slides as screensaver

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[Solved] Google Slides as screensaver

Post#1 by cch » 20 Sep 2018, 15:24

I'm trying to use a Google Slides slideshow as a screensaver in Porteus Kiosk. If I hit "test webpage" with a link to the show, it plays just fine.

Here's a sample slideshow link:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/ ... ayms=10000

However, once the Kiosk has been installed, it doesn't work. It doesn't matter whether using Chrome or Firefox as the browser, when the screensaver is supposed to display a Google Slides error appears instead - "Sorry, unable to open the file at this time. Please check the address and try again."

Any ideas?
Last edited by cch on 21 Sep 2018, 18:41, edited 1 time in total.

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Google Slides as screensaver

Post#2 by fanthom » 21 Sep 2018, 05:52

Hello cch,

This problem is fixed already in the 'automatic updates' channel and fix will make its way into next public kiosk release (4.8.0).

For now please escape every '&' character in your URL so it looks like '\&'.
Please add [Solved] to your thread title if the solution was found.

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Google Slides as screensaver

Post#3 by cch » 21 Sep 2018, 18:40

Thanks for the help!

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