Running Chrome as a Kiosk Player

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Oct 12, 2017, 6:26:56 PM10/12/17
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We are looking to use Chrome as a full-screen kiosk player.  The kiosk uses third party software to lockdown everything other than the Chrome application that runs at all times.  There are two issues we are seeing during testing:

1. Chrome allows pinch to zoom.  How can this be disabled in v61 or later?  We need our screen dimensions to remain constant and cannot have users zooming.

2. We want our solution to be stable and do not want Chrome to update whenever there is a patch.  Can all updates be turned off so that we don't run the risk of our kiosk not displaying content correctly or possibly having a conflict between a newer version of Chrome and our third party lockdown software?

OS - Windows 8.1
Chrome - 61

Jonathan Garbee

Oct 13, 2017, 2:11:29 PM10/13/17
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In your viewport meta tag having `user-scalable=no` should disable pinch to zoom.

As far as disabling auto updates. I believe the only way this is possible is through enterprise domain controls. Otherwise it is going to update automatically for security purposes. What are you worried about breaking though? In general, the web doesn't break things.

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Oct 13, 2017, 3:46:47 PM10/13/17
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Thanks for the response.  Our team tried the viewport meta tag, however it didn't work.  They said the newer versions of Chrome ignore many meta tags including this one.  Any other ideas?
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Oct 18, 2017, 1:28:16 PM10/18/17
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Any other thoughts on how to deal with these two issues when running Chrome as a digital signage player?


Oct 19, 2017, 6:12:38 AM10/19/17
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I use this for our monitoring RPi that shows a webpage in kiosk mode:

/usr/lib/chromium-browser/chromium-browser --disable-extensions --no-sandbox --password-store=detect --kiosk --incognito --user-data-dir=/root/chromium-profile/ --disable-translate --disk-cache-dir=/tmp/chromium-cache --disk-cache-size=50000000 --disable-ipv6 --bwsi --auto-launch-at-startup --console --disable-sync --enable-accelerated-2d-canvas --noerrdialogs --no-message-box --no-first-run --start-fullscreen --disable-hang-monitor --disable-infobars --disable-logging --disable-sync --disable-settings-window --app=

Kiosk-mode also works with my macOS Chrome v62:
Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome  --kiosk --app=

Martin Nykodym

Mar 13, 2018, 8:43:58 AM3/13/18
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Disable pinch zoom works on my PC, when I run Chrome this way:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"  --start-fullscreen  --kiosk --disable-pinch

OS: Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB
Chrome: Ver.: 65.0.3325.146  (64bit)

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