Feature Requests item #1693783, was opened at 2007-04-03 12:19
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>Status: Closed
Resolution: Works For Me
Priority: 5
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Submitted By: SirDomino (sirdomino)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Public Kiosk Mode

Initial Comment:
A Public Kiosk Mode, where one would be able to lock out all the settings to 
GAIM and prevent logs or passwords, as well as customizations from being saved.

In essence, to allow GAIM to be put on a public system that would allow users 
to log into their favorite IM accounts without fear of their 
usernames/passwords being compromised or saved.  This would also keep a fresh 
baseline GAIM setting in place that would prevent other users fromchanging GAIM 
settings making it less user friendly.  

In essence it would:

1) Lock out settings to all but the Admin
2) Prevent Usernames or Passwords from being saved
3) Prevent chat logs from being saved
4) Allow GAIM to safely be used by users on a public system.

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Comment By: SirDomino (sirdomino)
Date: 2007-04-04 12:40

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I used the /dev/null as you suggested with the switch "gaim.exe -c
/dev/null" and it seems to reset GAIM back to original defaults (removing
all accounts/personalized settings) upon each exit/reload of the program. 


An innovative solution to the problem. Although a password protected
'kiosk' mode would still be nice. :)

Thanks again!  I appreciate the help.

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Comment By: Richard Laager (rlaager)
Date: 2007-04-03 22:04

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Use gaim --help for an explanation. Either use that with a script to
delete the directory, or try using a non-writable or non-existant
directory. /dev/null may also work.

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Comment By: SirDomino (sirdomino)
Date: 2007-04-03 21:53

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so the -c command will 'lock down' the configuration/settings for the
particular GAIM install and also clear out all logs, usernames, and
passwords, essentially wiping it back to a 'clean slate' with each
execution of GAIM with the -c parameter? 

If you could explain the -c parameter in further detail I would appreciate
it. :) 

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Comment By: Richard Laager (rlaager)
Date: 2007-04-03 21:26

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Why can't you do this already with the -c option?

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