Chapter 1. Overview

The Linutop Kiosk offers two modes:

Web Kiosk browser mode, for secure Internet access.

This mode allows to restrict various elements to make the browsing session very secure.

Digital signage player mode, for video display.

This mode allows to easily configure slideshows (playlist) of web pages, streames, images, PDF, sound, and videos locally or remotly.

Both modes can be used at the same time, allowing to use the digital signage mode as a screen saver when the kiosk is not used.

The Linutop Kiosk is divided in two software:

1)linutop-kiosk is the main application (player).

In the Linutop menu, Linutop Kiosk - Launcher entry.

2)linutop-webkiosk-settings is the configuration manager.

In the Linutop menu, Linutop Kiosk - Setup entry. This application is executed with the administrator rights. It defines how the main application will behave.

Linutop Kiosk is included into linutop OS Operating system.

Linutop Kiosk is accessible from the Linutop Menu

Getting started with the configuration

Starting the configuration tool will display the following screen:

The top section of the General tab (Kiosk mode) lets you choose the mode:

Digital signage of videos, images and web pages

This choice will enable the Digital Signage player tab. The application displays the choice of playlist sources and the content of a playlist in a loop.

Web Kiosk browser for secure Internet access

This choice will enable the Web Kiosk Browser tab. The main application will behave like a standard web browser, with the restrictions you'll setup (whitelist or blacklist of URLs, maximum session duration...).

Web Kiosk Browser and Digital signage as screen saver

This choice will simply enable all the features of the main application. At the end of browsing session, the digital signage feature will start to act like a screen saver.

The next section (Configuration) allows to setup a few things:


If selected, the Kiosk will start in fullscreen mode.

Disable the system screen saver

If selected, the default system screen saver will never start.

Run the kiosk at startup

If selected, the Kiosk will automatically start when the system boots. It also restart this application in case of a crash.

Password to exit the application

If selected, a password will be prompted. This password will be asked to the user when he tries to exit the application.(ESC or CTRL+q or Double click on mouse weel in "Digital signage player" mode)