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I've read you can start Google Chrome in kiosk mode in Windows by using the argument --kiosk.

I know how to do this on Windows, but how can I do this on Mac OS X?

And how can I run Google Chrome with the --kiosk argument on startup?

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/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome --kiosk works in OS X.

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You mean the argument doesn't work? The actual process of full screening Chrome is in the Mac version. Any hack to send a Cmd+Shift+F to get it to full screen? Thanks for your answer. –  alex Jun 27 '10 at 23:52
Ok. Can you try "ls /Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS" (or something like that) and post that? –  Andrew Jun 27 '10 at 23:58
@Andrew I ran ls /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS and it printed 'Google Chrome' only. :S –  alex Jun 28 '10 at 0:18
Finished and edited answer. Try now. –  Andrew Jun 28 '10 at 22:27
@Andrew Thanks for that, and how would I run this on startup? Cheers. –  alex Jul 1 '10 at 13:23

It is probably even better to use the open command (in case the application is not located in the Application folder). E.g.: open -a "Google Chrome" --args --kiosk http://www.example.com

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In AppleScript, paste the following text:

do shell script "/Applications/Google\\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\\ Chrome --kiosk"

Save it as an application and add it to your startup items.

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