Trick To Run Internet Explorer In Kiosk Mode
A friend of mine wanted to run Internet Explorer in Kiosk mode. So this post goes for him :)
First, you should know, what exactly is Kiosk mode. In Kiosk mode, it’s only you and the website you are browsing. No toolbars (top or bottom), no taskbar, no buttons, no windows, nothing!
How to run IE in Kiosk mode:
Well, to run in Kiosk mode, open Run (Start > Run) and type the following:
iexplore -k page
Where page is the website you want to browse. OK, let me make it a little more easier. If you want to browse Sizzled Core on IE (in Kiosk mode, then you go to Run and type: iexplore -k www.sizzledcore.com
Simple, isn’t it? :)
How to exit from Kiosk mode?
Of course, there are no navigation buttons, menus or icons which you can use to exit from the Kiosk mode. So to exit from there, use the shortcut Alt + F4.
Keyboard shortcuts for Kiosk mode
Luckily, I have been able to get the full list of keyboard shortcuts that will work in Kiosk mode from Microsoft’s support site.
Key combination Function ----------------------------------------------------------- CTRL+A Select all (editing) CTRL+B Organize favorites CTRL+C Copy (editing) CTRL+F Find (on current page) CTRL+H View History folder CTRL+L Open Location dialog box CTRL+N New window (opens in non-Kiosk mode) CTRL+O Open Location dialog box (same as CTRL+L) CTRL+P Print CTRL+R Refresh CTRL+S Save CTRL+V Paste (editing) CTRL+W Close (same as ALT+F4) CTRL+X Cut (editing) ALT+F4 Close ALT+LEFT ARROW Back ALT+RIGHT ARROW Forward ESC Stop F5 Refresh
These were important, right? :)
Kiosk mode is compatible with Internet Explorer 6 and older versions. As I don’t use Internet Explorer, I still have IE6 installed so I don’t know whether it works in IE7 or not.
Kiosk mode in Mozilla Firefox
Want to know how to make Firefox run in Kiosk mode? Download this extension :)
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