With a Chromebox in kiosk mode, how can I change the time zone?

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With a Chromebox in kiosk mode, how can I change the time zone? Even if I wipe it I cannot log into it to change the time. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted 4 years ago

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Hi Wayne,

When the Chromebox initially boots, you'll be presented with a screen that says to press CTRL + ALT + S to sign in.  Once you have done this, you can go into the settings and choose the appropriate time zone.  Once done, reboot the Chromebox.

Alternatively, when you are first setting up the Chromebox, at the time you are adding the Rise Player to start automatically, you can also set the time zone up at the same time.

Thanks.
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Thank you Neal. However if I have already locked the box down in kiosk mode, I will have to wipe and re-install to do this, correct?

Also, i see you guys removed the instructions from the players page about installing the RV Chrome app in kiosk mode. Is this posted somewhere else?

Thank you again for your help!
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You don't need to wipe the Chromebox.  When it initially boots, you'll see a prompt to press CTRL + ALT + S when the application is loading (its there for a couple of seconds).  After you press this key sequence, you can log in and then go to Settings to adjust the time zone.  Once done just reboot the Chromebox.

Also, the steps for enabling Single App Kiosk mode can be found here.

Thanks.
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Thank you Neal, from what I can tell that screen does not show up on the ASUS model, however I got the box wiped, set the time zone and am good to go.

One last question, with a box in kiosk mode without the device management, is there a way to connect to wifi? Someone told me when you unplug the CAT5 cable it will pop up a prompt to enter login details, but I have not been able to get this happen even with rebooting with and without the cable plugged in. Let me know your thoughts.

Again, thank you so much for your help! 
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It sounds like it would have to be done when you first set up Kiosk mode (same time you're doing the time zone changes, etc).

I don't have an ASUS model that I can compare with.  I'm currently using an older Samsung version and I go into Settings and I can enable wifi there.
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Is it possible to override this with the display settings in Rise Vision.   
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How about the time zone,  can you override the time zone set in the media player by changing it in the display settings in rise.
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Andrew,

You can't control the time functions of any media player directly from Rise Vision.
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What is the reason for setting the time zone at the Display level? 

Why is this option on the configuration of a display if you can not change the clock.

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Andrew,

The time zone settings for displays are only used for things like schedules and scheduled reboots. Some users have displays in different parts of the world, and prefer to have the timezone set to those locals to avoid confusion with reboots and scheduled presentations.
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There should probably a note in the backend that lets people  know that,  it was pretty confusing.