Tutorial : Use the Kiosk Mode

The Kiosk mode is a powerful way to protect your workspaces, for example in teaching situations or in autonomous installations. See setup-panel-tab-kiosk. More specifically, if you do not want the user to change anything in your workspace, as it should be, for example, in interactive terminals.


When the kiosk mode is activated, only the racks and various commands/panels that you can choose, are visible.

In the following example, only the mains commands are visible and it's impossible to break down the workspace.

Example of kiosk mode

How to use

Open the setup-panel-tab-kiosk to setup the kiosk mode.


You have to set a password for the kiosk mode. By default the password is PROTECT. Type the password anywhere in an Usine’s window to activate/deactivate the kiosk mode. You can keep the default value or define a new password. See hidden-strings.


Then you have to chose the folder where you want to put all your workspaces that you want to be loaded in kiosk mode. You can put all your workspaces in ./Deploy. It means that the folder is inside the Usine's folder or the .app package on MacOSX. .

You can also use the folder ../Deploy/ (parent folder). .

  • create a folder named /Deploy/ in the Usine's package folder or in the parent folder (../Deploy/). On MAC, right click on the .app and choose view content of the package.
  • put any workspace in the folder.
  • Quit and restart Usine.

Usine will be automatically started in kiosk mode and the start-page-panel will only display the content of the /Deploy/ folder, like in the screenshot bellow:

Start page in Deploy mode

If the /Deploy/ folder contains only one workspace, this workspace is loaded directly and no start-page is displayed.

To determine what has to be shawn or hidden in the interface enable or disable items in the following list. See setup-panel-tab-kiosk for details.


See also

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