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I tried

chrome url --kiosk

but it works only when there's no instance running. I also tried

chrome url --kiosk --new-window

but it doesn't solve my problem neither.

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up vote 17 down vote accepted

According to this answer, you need to create a new directory and use it for the user-data-dir. This should get you started quickly:

chrome --user-data-dir=$(mktemp -d) --kiosk

That will launch an entirely new instance of Crome in kiosk mode. Note the use of mktemp above to make a temporary directory. Depending on your goals, you may want to save that to a variable and delete it after Chrome exits.

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On Windows: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --user-data-dir=c:\temp --kiosk – Josh Santangelo Apr 25 '14 at 23:38

chrome.exe --chrome-frame -kiosk

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Give a bit more details what those flags mean, please – vonbrand Apr 2 '13 at 0:47

On Mac OS X:

/Applications/Google\\ Chrome --user-data-dir=$(mktemp -d -t chrome)
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