When more than one tab is open we get a warning message if we want to close them. In Firefox settings we have deselected the warning option.
New version works around this by closing one tab at a time instead of all at once. Also added options to clear browsing history, cookies and cache when resetting browser to homepage. It's uploaded but not yet reviewed by mozilla. You can find it here. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/reset-kiosk/versions/0.5
We regularly use it for "status display" screens for monitoring weather, road conditions, machinery etc - all kinds of noninteractive screens (think airplane departures display). The feature Ibanez mentions as a problem was actually what made us choose this. While a "live" page will refresh itself, imagine the server of the page displayed goes down. You're getting a "server is down" error screen and even as the server comes back online, the screen requires a serviceman to log in remotely and hit "refresh" in Firefox. With this, the page will reload and the screen will be back online all by itself.
this is an awesome addon, but it has problems with R-kiosk addon.
I don't have a clue why but when it resets to home page with R-kiosk addon enabled it somehow shows empty page like it was not loaded. But when I switch with alt-tab there is some kind of original window in the background. Firefox also doesnt respond to mous clicks anymore. Please take a look at it.
I like the idea of this but the problem for me is it keeps resetting even after it resets. Example: No activity after one minute will cause it to go to full screen and home page (great!). Problem: Once it does that, every minute from then on will cause it to do the same thing over and over again. It would be nice if there was a way to stop that action after it goes to full screen and home page or a separate timer that can be set for a longer duration.
This problem will kick it out of full screen mode on other resets where it shows the tabs.