How to disable kiosk mode

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How to disable kiosk mode
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"Kiosk Mode" is a built-in feature available in Internet Explorer 8. It is also available as an add-on for Mozilla Firefox. Kiosk Mode allows a user to view web pages in full-screen mode with toolbars, menu bars and the Command Bar disabled. This feature allows a greater amount of screen space to be dedicated to the website content. It is a useful feature for people who use laptops or other computers with small monitors.

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  1. 1

    Disable the Kiosk Mode in Firefox by removing the browser add-on. There is no option to turn the feature on or off with this add on. If the add-on is installed, Kiosk Mode is always active.

  2. 2

    Enter Firefox Safe Mode by clicking on the "Mozilla Firefox (Safe Mode)" shortcut in the Mozilla Firefox program folder on the Windows Start Menu.

  3. 3

    Click on the "Options" button on the control bar at the top of the page (this is available in Safe Mode because the Kiosk Mode add-on will not run).

  4. 4

    Click on "Disable all add-ons." This will disable all of your installed add-ons. These can be added back later.

  5. 5

    Click on the "Make changes and restart" button to open a new Firefox window.

  6. 6

    Click on "Tools" and then "Add-ons." You can now select your other add-ons to turn them back on. The Kiosk Mode add-on will appear in the list as either "Real Kiosk" or "R-Kiosk."

    Internet Explorer

  1. 1

    Disable the Kiosk Mode in Internet Explorer by closing the current window and opening a new window normally.

  2. 2

    Enable the Kiosk Mode by clicking on the Start menu and typing "iexplore -k" followed by the name of the website you wish to open (or nothing to open your home page), and then pressing "Enter."

  3. 3

    Continue to use an Internet Explorer window with Kiosk mode activated and all websites will be displayed in Kiosk Mode.

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