I am trying to create a desktop shortcut to launch Chrome or Opera in Kiosk Mode and to a specific URL. I've tried adjusting the target to include /KioskMode after chrome.exe.

Does anyone know the general format? I think I can access the directory properly because the shortcut launches the browser, so I just need to know how to launch in Kiosk to a particular URL. This is in Windows.

4 Answers 4


For Opera:

  • Windows: C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe /KioskMode
  • UNIX: opera -kioskmode
  • Mac: Applications/Opera.app/Contents/MacOS/Opera -kioskmode

and for more explanation: some Opera documentation about kioks mode

  • Opera Chromium seems to have removed the kioskmode on OSX and Chrome never enabled it on OSX.
    – fregante
    Jun 22, 2014 at 22:42
  • -kioskmode is not working on Linux with version 47.0.2631.39. Neither is other flags, such as -fullscreen. Aug 24, 2017 at 9:53

(in addition to ytg's answer)

If you add your desired website URL after /kioskmode, that site will be launched in kiosk mode

C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe /KioskMode www.google.de


Try something like chrome url --kiosk

C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe http://www.google.com --kiosk

Here you are

You can do the same on Linux

Exec=/usr/bin/chromium-browser --noerrdialogs --disable-session-crashed-bubble --disable-infobars --kiosk http://www.google.com 

I found a perfect tutorial but it's in French, still translatable in my opinion. Here

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