party mode with password?

Asked by lollisunited on 2009-09-28

I want to use a computer as a jukebox. It should do nothing but allow the users to choose some songs and let them play. I found the "party mode" (F11) the perfect solution for that. No panels, no nothing, just rhythmbox as the music player, thats exactly what I need.
But unfortunately there is one feature missing: The need to type a password to close the party mode. Is there any feature out there or is there a way to install or any other suggestion how I could get rhythmbox to ask for a password before closing the party mode?

Thanks for your help - Michael

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Could just lock the system, you can then unlock it and be able to use the desktop once more

lollisunited (lollisunited) said : #2

Thanks for the reply. If I lock the system then people can't use rhytmbox. I want the guests to be able to choose and play music. So rhytmbox should stay open in party mode. People should be able to click on songs and add them to the Playlist. If I lock the system people can't do anything.

So what are you exactly wanting to "lock"?

lollisunited (lollisunited) said : #4

I want to lock Rhythmbox in the Party Mode. The good thing is not only that it is full screen, so people can't access something else, rhythmbox also has no titel bar, no way to minimize or close etc. I want guests to use Rhythmbox, choose and play music but not to do anything else. If I set the Party Mode I get this. But everyone can just type F11 or uncheck the party mode and then close the program and do other things. I want to lock the party mode.
The solution would be, after rhythmbox is in the party mode, if somebody wants to close the party mode it should ask for a password or something similar.

Thanks - Michael

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #5

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Hi, I need the same thing.

Steve Smith (stevesmith) said : #7

Could I add my name to the list of people who want this feature please! Party mode is awesome, but almost useless without being lockable.

I'd submit the idea on:

Steve Smith (stevesmith) said : #9

Thanks for the tip, actionparsnip, have now done so.

Everyone who would like this please vote for it at