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We have a number of retail stores that sell laptops. There are a number of display models on show in each retail store. At the moment screen savers are used to promote different offers and these screen savers are out of date.

What I would like to do is open up a browser on these machines and just use a webpage. This way I can control exactly what is displayed and keep it up to date with our latest offers.

Is it possible to have the webpage in full screen mode, with no address bar or tabs visible.

As far as I'm aware these are Windows machines, probably running Windows Vista or Windows 7.

Any help appreciated.

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do you know the so called "kiosk-mode" of the InternetExplorer?

Just pres F11 when you opened the Page you intended to show. The Website is shown in Fullscreen (until you press F11 again). Just tested with an Win 7 and IE9 and it still works (feature exists since IE6 or 7 i guess)

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Ha ha thanks Wegus, thats perfect. I was completely over thinking this. – Stephen Nov 22 '12 at 12:23
Problem is that the browser has to be manually launched, and won't reset itself like a screensaver would. – tomfanning Nov 22 '12 at 12:29

We are working on a product to do exactly this and do it well: display multiple web pages as your screensaver, maintain session cookies, refresh the pages so they are not stale, provide CSS and JavaScript customization, etc. It's called Screensaver Ninja and it's out for Mac OS X already. The Windows version is coming soon and it'll work on Windows 7 and up. We are currently running a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for it.

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How about this.

Code up a .NET Windows Forms application, put a WebBrowser control on it (setting Anchor to Top, Bottom, Left, Right), make it the same size as the form, and set the start page as appropriate.

Compile it. Rename it from MyApplication.exe to MyApplication.scr.

Put it in C:\Windows\System32.

Select it as the current screensaver in Display Properties.

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For anyone who wants to do this, but feels a full-screen browser window doesn't meet their needs:

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I think that the cheapest solution is to click F11 and disconnect the keyboard and the mouse from the computer. Every browser will do you that work (Chrome, FF, IE)..

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They are laptops... – Juanjo Conti Feb 23 '15 at 13:01

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