Re: ignore additional launches
Mark Grieveson <email@example.com>:
> Hello. I set up a computer in a homeless shelter, with access to the
> One problem, though, is some people feel that to press the mouse more
> will speed up the opening of an application (like Firefox, for
> example.) They'll repeatedly press the mouse, perhaps thirty times,
I'd start with a little education. Force them to go through a
tutorial before they're let loose, or make up a sign with instructions
and hang it on the wall beside the machine.
> Is there a way to have applications that are opening ignore subsequent
> requests to open?
Sure. Change the icon to run a wrapper shell script which checks
first to see if the binary's running. The script would grep the
if [ "$(/bin/ps fax | /bin/grep '/usr/bin/mozilla-firefox')" ]; then
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