Well, I found this is very easy from within YaCy using the graphical interface. (Or, is that what you mean by "just open /ConfigAppearance_p.html
Ah, yes, that is in the browser address bar, but how would anyone using YaCy in the graphical browser know what button to click on to get there?
I found skins in the admin area under “Portal Design”:
Just make a selection from the drop down menu e. And hit “Use”. As can be seen from the background I’ve already selected “dark”. Much easier on the eyes!
Still running in kiosk mode BTW, but posting from my phone, as there is no way to do normal computer stuff like screen capture and photo editing to post images on a kiosk
Well, it could be possible, if I configured it that way, to boot multiple programs, including an image editor on boot up. I guess.
Yacy on a Porteus Kiosk is, IMO Totally Awesome, and should be completely secure as Porteus burns the ISO as read only, unless someone has a good reason to configure it otherwise, but even then it is just the persistence data in one file, (I Think) that is writable.
But don’t quote me on that.
The stability of this system Porteus+YaCy seems rock stable, running off a dirt cheap flash drive on a box with no hard drive or other storage medium.
Very different from windows where all sorts of weird things are going on constantly, pinned cpu, memory maxing out, hard drive whizzing for no apparent reason, wireless activity blinking for no apparent reason, just SILENCE.
The speed at which search results come back is much faster and everything generally seems much more responsive.
The ISO with Porteus and Yacy, is I think, still well under 500 Mb. I think under 300 Mb.
So even on the cheapest USB drive I could find there is still 20+ gigs of persistent storage for indexing, in theory, if I can get it configured. But right now I’m having too much fun, and I need to work on some other non-internet related this weekend, so it may be a few days before I resume work on this again.