Use a Chromebook as a kiosk (for developers only)

If you’re a developer, you can use Chromebooks to develop kiosk apps.

Learn how to use kiosk apps for digital signage or for high stakes testing.

What you need

Before you begin

Before you turn on kiosk mode, make sure to:

Note: If you're using your Chromebook at work or school and want to use your Chromebook to develop kiosk apps, ask your administrator to go to the Chrome admin panel and change your kiosk settings.

Turn on kiosk mode

  1. If you haven't yet, sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. Open Chrome Chrome.
  3. At the top right, select More .
  4. Choose More tools and then Extensions.
  5. Turn on Developer Mode.
  6. Select Manage kiosk applications.
  7. In the "Add kiosk application" box, enter the ID of the kiosk app you'd like to turn on.
  8. Select Add.
  9. Select Done.

Next, open the kiosk app:

  1. In the corner of your screen, click the Launcher and then Up arrow .
  2. Select your kiosk app.
  3. To set up your kiosk app, follow the steps in the app.

Turn off kiosk mode

  1. Turn off your Chromebook, then turn it back on.
  2. While the device is starting up, press Ctrl + Alt + s. Kiosk mode will turn off, and the regular sign-in screen will show.

Learn more about kiosk apps

Learn how kiosk apps work and how make one.

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