Start Internet Explorer in Kiosk Mode


You can start Microsoft’s Internet Explore in kiosk mode where IE runs in Full Screen mode and the IE title bar, menus, toolbars, and status bar are not displayed. You can switch to other running programs by pressing ALT+TAB or Ctrl+ALT+DEL. To access the desktop, you would have to exit Internet Explorer. To start IE in kiosk mode:


  • Click Start
  • Click Run  
  • In the Run box, type iexplore -k http://yourwebpage.com
The URL can be any valid. Kiosk mode is even invocable using embedded javascript. For example, to start IE in a portion of your screen, you invoke it:

iexplore -k javascript:moveTo (100,100);resizeTo(500,400); location.replace(‘yourwebpage.com’)

The keyboard shortcuts for IE in kiosk mode are:

   Ctrl+A           Select all (editing)
Ctrl+B Organize favorites
Ctrl+C Copy (editing)
Ctrl+F Find (on current page)
Ctrl+H View History folder
Ctrl+L Open Location dialog box
Ctrl+N New window (opens in non-Kiosk mode)
Ctrl+O Open Location dialog box (same as Ctrl+L)
Ctrl+P Print
Ctrl+R Refresh
Ctrl+S Save
Ctrl+V Paste (editing)
Ctrl+W Close (same as ALT+F4)
Ctrl+X Cut (editing)
ALT+F4 Close
ALT+LEFT ARROW Back
ALT+RIGHT ARROW Forward
ESC Stop
F5 Refresh

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