Would it be possible to submit ebook requests without a web browser?

by on October 9, 2012

Q: I’m looking for a software to install on the e-book center that I’m putting in our school library. Here is what the software should be able to do:

Using the Internet but without a browser, the software should be able to mail the requests left by students using the e-book center directly to my personal mail-ID. But the major part is that the requests have to be forms, like the ones we get when we register to a site and then it mails us the password. Sort of like that, because I want one form for the “E-Book Requests” and one form for “Requests To Obtain Copy of an E-Book”.

The operating system should be Windows XP.

Any help, and I mean ANY help, would be appreciated. :-)


2 Responses to “Would it be possible to submit ebook requests without a web browser?”
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    I’m assuming the ‘no browser’ thing is because you don’t want users accessing any other web pages other than the web form for submitting requests.

    What you’re looking for is what is referred to as kiosk mode. Do a google search for web browser kiosk mode, and you can read up on some different options available to you: https://www.google.com/search?q=web+browser+kiosk+mode

     
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      Yes, the no-browser thing is to restrict the usage of the Internet. Thanks for the answer Mark! I didn’t know about the kiosk feature, I think it’s perfect!