Start Internet Explorer in Kiosk Mode

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

You can start Microsoft's Internet Explore in kiosk mode where IE runs in Full Screen mode and the IE title bar, menus, toolbars, and status bar are not displayed. You can switch to other running programs by pressing ALT+TAB or Ctrl+ALT+DEL. To access the desktop, you would have to exit Internet Explorer. To start IE in kiosk mode:
  • Click Start
  • Click Run  
  • In the Run box, type iexplore -k http://yourwebpage.com
The URL can be any valid. Kiosk mode is even invocable using embedded javascript. For example, to start IE in a portion of your screen, you invoke it:

iexplore -k javascript:moveTo (100,100);resizeTo(500,400); location.replace('yourwebpage.com')

The keyboard shortcuts for IE in kiosk mode are:

   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 

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