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I need to lockdown windows 8 for a kiosk using chrome. I have tried some of the paid solutions out there but none of them support chrome. Has anyone accomplished this without purchasing a product?

Setup:

  • Windows 8
  • Touch screen
  • Google Chrome with --kiosk flag
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@bacord - There is no paid or free solution at this time. It will be added by the end of the year with the Windows 8.1 update. –  Ramhound Jun 5 '13 at 22:20

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Wait for Windows 8.1 which will be released as a free Update later this year. This will allow to provide a kiosk mode for the new store apps (use the "metro" version of Chrome):

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http://withinwindows.com/within-windows/2013/4/23/blues-clues-enabling-kiosk-mode

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I wish this was an option, but I need a solution this week. I will likely upgrade to this option once 8.1 is released. Thanks for the input. –  bacord Jun 6 '13 at 12:44
    
If you use Windows 8 Enterprise you can use AppLocker to allow only chrome to be executed. Now put a shortcut of chrome.exe into the startup folder. –  magicandre1981 Jun 6 '13 at 18:49

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