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Use a Chromebook as a kiosk

You can use your Chromebook as a kiosk, like at a guest registration desk or library catalogue station, by turning on kiosk mode.

Before you begin

Before turning on kiosk mode, make sure to:

Turn on kiosk mode

If your Chromebook is managed:

  1. Go to the Chrome admin panel.
  2. Change your kiosk settings.

If your Chromebook is not managed:

  1. If you haven't yet, sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. Open a new tab in Chrome.
  3. In the address bar, type chrome://extensions and press Enter.
  4. Tick the box next to Developer Mode.
  5. Click Manage kiosk applications.
  6. In the "Add kiosk application" box, enter the ID of the kiosk app that you'd like to turn on.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Click Finished.

To open the kiosk app:

  1. Click the Launcher Launcher > All Apps.
  2. Click your kiosk app.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your kiosk app.

Turn off kiosk mode

If your Chromebook is managed:

  1. Go to the Chrome admin panel.
  2. Change your kiosk settings.

If your Chromebook is not managed:

  1. Turn off your Chromebook.
  2. Press the power button to turn on your Chromebook.
  3. While the device is starting up, press Ctrl+Alt+S to interrupt the process and return to the sign-in screen.

Find out more about kiosk apps

Find out more about kiosk apps, including how they work and how you can create one.

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