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How to use Kiosk Mode in Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Internet Explorer includes a Kiosk Mode feature that allows you to only access Web pages. This article describes how to use the Kiosk Mode feature in Internet Explorer.
When you run Internet Explorer in Kiosk mode, the Internet Explorer title bar, menus, toolbars, and status bar are not displayed and Internet Explorer runs in Full Screen mode. The Windows 95 taskbar is not displayed, but you can switch to other running programs by pressing ALT+TAB or CTRL+ALT+DEL. Because Internet Explorer is running in Full Screen mode, you cannot access the Windows 95 desktop until you quit Internet Explorer.
How to Start Internet Explorer in Kiosk ModeTo start Internet Explorer in Kiosk mode, click Start, click Run, type the following command in the Open box, and then click OK
iexplore -k pagewhere page is the Web page address for the Web page that you want to appear when Internet Explorer starts. If you do not specify a Web page in the Open box, Internet Explorer opens your start page. Note that the Web page that you specify can be a Web page on the Internet, on your computer, or on another computer on the network.
To start Internet Explorer in Kiosk mode and start Internet Explorer with the Microsoft Web site, click Start, point to Run, and then type iexplore -k www.microsoft.com in the Open box.
To start Internet Explorer in Kiosk mode and start Internet Explorer with the Example.htm Web page that is located in the My Documents folder on your computer, click Start, point to Run, and then type iexplore -k "c:\my documents\example.htm" in the Open box.
To start Internet Explorer in Kiosk mode and start Internet Explorer with the Example.htm Web page that is located on another computer on the network, click Start, point to Run, and then type iexplore -k \\server\share\example.htm in the Open box, where server and share are the network server and share on which the Web page is located.
How to Quit Internet ExplorerTo quit Internet Explorer when it is running in Kiosk mode, press ALT+F4. Note that you cannot quit Kiosk mode if you do not also quit Internet Explorer.
Keyboard Shortcuts for Kiosk Mode
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
Article ID: 154780 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 3.3