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I'm looking for a fullscreen browser for linux. It doesn't have to have any controls. It suffices if I can control the page on startup by passing a commandline argument.

If possible, I'd like to avoid any toolkits (like GTK).

There is no interaction needed. The website updates itself automatically.

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Firefox in Ubuntu can work in full screen. Just press F11 – jap1968 Dec 15 '11 at 21:32
in fullscreen you wont see the toolkit anyway ... so, whats the purpose of this fullscreen browser? only showing one page? interaction needed? – akira Dec 15 '11 at 21:34
@jap1968: Thanks for the hint. I'm looking for a more lightweight alternative if possible. – SecStone Dec 15 '11 at 21:59
@akira: Yes, only showing one page (see my updated question above) – SecStone Dec 15 '11 at 22:01
@SecStone: and do you want prevent folks from clicking around? or do you prevent this by not attaching a mouse / kbd to the machine? – akira Dec 16 '11 at 9:13
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None of the browsers are particularly lightweight anymore due to the increasing number of formats and protocols they must support.

Chromium seems pretty self-contained though, and you can launch in full screen with the kiosk switch:

chromium --kiosk <url>
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I'd consider midori to be a very lightweight browser which you can start in fullscreen mode like this:

midori -e Fullscreen

Passing the URL as an argument is a bit of a hassle so I decided to configure it as the start page and show that each time the browser gets started.

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