How to Start Your Web Browser in Kiosk Mode with KioskSimple

Web browser kiosk modeBy starting your web browser in “kiosk mode” it effectively converts the web browser into a self-service kiosk application.  The goal of running your web browser in kiosk mode is to “cripple” the web browser so that all of the typical web browser navigation functions are stripped away, giving you complete control over the users experience.

The problem is this still leaves the Windows operating system vulnerable to user tampering since it’s trivial to exit most web browsers by pressing Alt-F4 (and several other methods) and thereby dropping to the Windows desktop.  This is why we created KioskSimple, to not only run your web browser in kiosk mode, but actually secure the Windows operating system.  In many cases you’ll also want to control the web content users will be permitted to access and limit it to that of your organization which is also made possible by KioskSimple.

This quick video demonstrates just how easy it is to securely run your web browser in kiosk mode using KioskSimple:

KioskSimple makes it trivial to start your web browser in kiosk mode, while at the same time securing the Windows operating system to prevent malicious user tampering.  Windows keystrokes like Ctrl-Alt-Del, Alt-F4, etc. are automatically blocked so that the web browser cannot be closed or tampered with.  Even if a user performs a hard reboot (pulls the power cord) KioskSimple ensures that the web browser restarts in kiosk mode so that your website is always running.  Try a free demo of KioskSimple for Windows today!  Our technical support team is happy to answer any questions you may have so feel free to contact us.

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Andrew Savala is the CEO of RedSwimmer, with a background in designing and deploying complex payment kiosk systems. Andrew offers high-value, strategic consulting services to companies looking to develop their payment kiosks.