A script to run on a kiosk (eg Library catalogue computer). It runs a full-screen browser session to a site of your choice. 

If the browser exits, the script will respawn it. It allows users to restart the browser session with the click of a button.
When the browser session is restarted, all cache/cookies are cleared.

The look of the button is customisable in the following ways:
  • Button size
  • Font size, style
  • Text
  • Colour
  • Transparency


All customisation is done in the Parameters.ini file.

If you wish to customise the app further, I have provided the source code in AutoIt script format.

Suggested use:

1. Copy RestartBrowser.exe and parameters.ini to somewhere like C:\Kiosk

2. Edit parameters.ini to change just about anything about the program. (URL, colours, text etc)

3. Use Group Policies to lock-down IE and the OS as required.

4. Use a restricted web proxy to stop users browsing away from the sites you want.

5. Modify the registry key that defines the windows shell. eg:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell = C:\Kiosk\RestartBrowser.exe