The Check-In Kiosk can be set up on PCs and Macs. Below is how to set it up for each one.
If you are using a PC to do family check-in, we recommend using Chrome in Kiosk Mode for the best experience.
Kiosk Mode in Chrome allows you to display a web page without clutter. It removes the address bar and any toolbars so only the page content is visible to the user. We recommend using both kiosk and kiosk-printing modes with Chrome for all unmanned check-in stations on a PC.
Below are instructions to set up Kiosk Mode with your Chrome browser:
From the settings button in the top right of Google Chrome Browser, select "More tools" and then select "Create shortcut." Give your shortcut a name and check the box for "Open as window."
Your shortcut will appear on your desktop. Right-click the shortcut and select "Properties".
In the properties, navigate to the Target section. At the end of the target string, paste the following: --kiosk --kiosk-printing
Select the "Apply" button after updating the target section. Once applied, you can double-click the shortcut to launch ChurchTrac in Kiosk Mode.
If you use a Mac to manage the family check-in process, we recommend using Firefox with Silent/Background Printing for best results.
Type the phrase about:config in Firefox’s address bar and select Enter.
On the following screen, click "Accept the Risk and Continue".
In the following screen, enter the phrase print.always_print_silent. This preference is off by default, so the status will display "false".
Click the toggle button to the far right of the screen. This will change the status to "true".
You're all done! Return to the check-in screen and print a test label.
There is no ability to have a kiosk mode on an iPad. For more detailed instructions on using an iPad with Check-In, read our Using an iPad with Check-In article.