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Use Google Chrome in Kiosk Mode

By Sam Deering

Use Google Chrome in Kiosk Mode. I just did some research and found something awesome. Chrome can start in Kiosk mode out of the box. Great for locking down and displaying any kind of web appication! This is what you do:

  • Create a new chrome.exe shortcut
  • Add –kiosk –kiosk-printing flags to the chrome.exe target shortcut
  • Add the url of the kiosk as the starting page in Chrome settings (or replace chrome.exe with “chrome.exe –kiosk http:// [enter URL here]”)
  • Drag the shortcut into the startup folder so it loads automatically.

That’s it! Then when you open it’s fullscreen and locked down with the kiosk and auto printing functionality all in one! :) To quit the Kiosk, press Alt + F4 on your keyboard.


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  • jeannie

    can you walk me thru step 3. Im not very computer savy but willing to learn.

    • http://jquery4u.com/ jQuery4u

      Type chrome://settings/ into your chrome address bar. Then select open a specific page, add page and type in the url shown above.

      OR

      right click your shortcut and enter the full statement into the target setting: ie – C:UserssamAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe –kiosk –kiosk-printing http://www.domain.com/kiosk/

  • Martin

    does not work in Chrome 29 on Windows 7 64bit

    • http://jquery4u.com/ jQuery4u

      really??!??!

      • salah

        yes it’s not working for me also
        chrome 29 on Win7 x64

        • http://jquery4u.com/ jQuery4u

          try chrome 30

  • Paul

    Tested and it worked on Chrome 29 Windows 8 32bit. There should be two dashes before the “kiosk” parameter, like this: “–kiosk”.

    • http://jquery4u.com/ jQuery4u

      yes it’s a 2 dash

  • http://myss.mx Rodrigo Carvalho

    Hello… I’m using chrome kiosk with a touchscreen device that has no keyboard… is there any way to exit kiosk or close chrome with javascript of jquery?? i can’t find a way to perform this.. please help!!

  • Cherag

    This was pretty good. Do you have any idea of how to run the same on a tablet with android and chrome. I can run it full screen but I am looking for a silent print option.

  • Bruney Castañeda

    Some one try kiosk mode in mac os??

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