Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is it possible to run from the command prompt an Internet Explorer window which does not contains tabs and menus (popup window)?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

if you don't want the address line either, you can run it in kiosk mode: iexplore.exe -k This will remove all menus and tabs and run the app full screen with no outer frame. (This will require you to close the app via the Task Manager).

Or if you just want to disable the toolbars and other addins, use: iexplore.exe -extoff However, this will not disable the tabs.

share|improve this answer
It is very close to what I need. The only disadvantage of the "-k" option is the full screen mode. – Roman Mar 1 '10 at 14:52
Yea, unfortunately I am not aware of a good "in between" mode. – BBlake Mar 1 '10 at 15:30
This is the main reason I run Firefox. I don't have to have tabs displayed unless I have more than one Tab opened - I don't want to waste screen real estate and have the visual distraction if I don't have to. – Jason R. Coombs Apr 9 '10 at 17:49

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.