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  1. Is there a way to start-up desktop shortcut automatically when Windows starts? (E.g. launch Google Chrome on login)

  2. Additionally, is there a way to make the browser start in full-screen mode? (The same as pressing F11)

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  1. simply place a shortcut inside start/all programs/startup.
  2. Chrome can be started from the command line with a flag:

    %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe -start-maximized
    

    so you can simply edit the Chrome app shortcut, or create a .bat file and place that line inside, than put either into the folder mentioned above (startup).

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Great !Thank you. Toda raba eliran :) –  Bside May 29 '12 at 5:18
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@EliranMalka For future reference, %LocalAppData% should be used in place of C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Local. Or at the very least, %UserProfile% instead of C:\Users\[user]. The environment variables should always point to the correct places, whereas you never know if someone reading your answer has changed their profile paths. –  Bob May 29 '12 at 5:25
    
@Bob - i stand corrected, thanks. –  Eliran Malka May 29 '12 at 7:00
    
@EliranMalka The -start-maximized CLI argument does not launch Chrome in full screen. Unfortunately, the --kiosk argument is wrong as well. There is no in between, it seems. –  iglvzx May 29 '12 at 7:45
    
@iglvzx, yeah is seem so. please post another answer if you know how to work it out, so others may benefit from it, thanks. –  Eliran Malka May 29 '12 at 9:56
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