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CSnet 3 months ago in Application • updated by Richard 3 months ago 10

I have not found a setting in General or Connectivity that will reload the home URL whenever the user turns the Samsung Tab Active display back on by using the power button. The content of my home URL page changes during the day, and i need to see the up to date page immediately, before interacting with it.


Android - Settings - Display - Screen Timeout is set to 2 minutes. Kiosk Browser Settings are General - Idle Page Timeout 1 minute enabled and Always Reload enabled, Connectivity - Reload home Page enabled and Reset WiFi enabled.  


Is there a setting that will reload the page whenever the power button is used to turn the display back on?

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Satisfaction mark by CSnet 2 months ago
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Hi,


There isn't a setting for this. Most people just use the idle timeout feature to handle page reloads. However the idle timeout doesn't run whilst the screen is off to save power.

Thank-you for the quick reply. It is understandable that idle timeout should not run while the screen is off to save power. It would be pointless to update a screen that is not visible unless that is the only way to keep a page up to date.


Is Android awake from sleep an event that Kiosk Browser Lockdown could respond to?  If so, please consider a feature request to provide the option to reload the page on awake from sleep.  This feature is "fully" claimed to be implemented in another Kiosk solution, but I would rather not go there because Kiosk Browser has been tested and does everything else I need done perfectly.

It should be possible but we will need to look into it.

Thanks. Some applications would never want that feature and the default would be off, but it would help any kiosk application that requires an up to date page when the screen is turned on.

No problem, will let you as and when we have had a chance to look at this for you.

Just to let you know, we will look at implementing this next week.

That is great news, thank-you.  We just got licenses for 2 tablets a couple days ago when we rolled out our application to the users The reload on wake feature is the last open item for the project.

Answered

Please try the attached pre-release APK. The setting can be found under General > Reload on Screen On.

You can install it over the top of the existing version, this will be rolled out officially in the next release.


app-free-release.apk

This new setting works exactly as I had hoped.  Thank-you so much.

No problem. Glad we could help.