Closed Bug 158968 Opened 18 years ago Closed Last month
command line option for kiosk mode
As a system administrator I want to launch Firefox in kiosk mode, so that Kiosk users can navigate through web pages without Chrome or OS access. The kiosk mode prevents user interaction and activities on the device outside the scope of execution of the browser Acceptance criteria: - OS support covers Win7+ - When launched in Kiosk mode, Firefox Runs only in full screen - All menus, awesome bar and toolbar are not visible as well as tabs. ---- No X button when you hover to the top of the screen can be seen ---- F11 does not work. ---- Removes the status bar in the bottom left for progress or for hovering over links. ---- Links that would open a new tab will open in a new tab, but that tab is not navigable directly via the user interface. - Prevent right click context menu Numerous features of the kiosk mode are already configurable through policy or command line parameters when launching the browser. We assume that system administrators will be using Firefox as follows: - Configure accessible domains through policy - About: pages are disabled through policy - Launch Firefox through command line with “-private-window URL” parameter so that Firefox is launched in a private Window (Clear the cache, user history and form data between sessions) and pointing to a pre-defined URL - The homepage is set through policy
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.1b) Gecko/20020721 BuildID: 2002072104 there should be a command line option to open mozilla in full screen mode. if you have a site, or file that you commonly open for demonstration purposes, this would be very handy because you could create a shortcut to open the file in full screen mode. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.c 2. 3.
Another example of use : a system for displaying information. Say you want to display information on a screen using a web page that reloads itself. So you need to launch the browser in full screen mode when the computer starts. That's when you need the command line option.
Component: XP Apps → XP Apps: Cmd-line Features
*** Bug 179686 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Confirming because of dupe.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
*** Bug 192543 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 199094 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Isn't it possible to get this done at least with chrome url? As the next version of Internet Explorer MAY have this, I think this should be done as command line option.
->defaults. I don't know why, since I don't even use fullscreen mode, but I'll QA this.
Assignee: samir_bugzilla → nobody
QA Contact: pawyskoczka → bugzilla
I would also like to see a fullscreen mode entry from the command line. IE has the -k option (kiosk mode). In my case I want to put the browser in fullscreen mode and use the remote factility to control the browser and display information. Its all hands off to the user.
This can be achieved by using the Autohide extension. http://www.krickelkrackel.de/autohide/ After installing the extension from the website above: Start Browser in full screen mode: * Use "-fullscreen" as command line option * for specific site: -URL "http://www.google.com" -fullscreen * Or shutdown while in full screen mode
I don't want a builtin function for this, but extensions should be able to do it pretty easily.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
I still think a command-line option would be great. I saves a lot of hassle and is provided with other browsers (-kiosk for chrome for example). I work with two setups where i need to start a lot of firefox instances in full screen. In on setup, we have a X11 window manager installed. That allows me to work-around the missing command-line with wmctrl (a tool that allows you to set the window state of an X11 window). The other does not even run a window manager at all, so my workaround does not work. I ask you to reconsider this as a feature worth having. It would make my life a lot easier! On Example: We use firefox to power a display wall. We use a self-developed software and the SAGE2 software developed at University of Illinois at Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) and University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA). That allows us to run a ultra-high-resolution displaywall for scientific research on Firefox, i would not have thought this is possible some years ago! Thanks for driving the open web forward so this is even possible today!
I would agree that command-line option makes more sense than use of one or several extensions. With existing workarounds being in essence running FF alongside some macro manager (like xdotool) - e.g. http://ananddrs.com/2014/03/07/firefox-fullscreen/ - it's more or less clear that the extensions route is basically a dead end. 6 years passed, even IE now has the fullscreen/kiosk mode in CLI - perhaps it's time to reconsider?
I have also several use cases for this feature. You cannot always install 3rd-party software on the computer. In my eyes it belongs to basic features of any GUI application. It should work on stock version of Firefox without playing around. Also please keep in mind that only Firefox developers could do this feature really reliable (so one can use it for museum kiosks or something), not relying on external extensions. Also, Google Chrome has it: --start-fullscreen :)
(In reply to Benjamin Smedberg [:bsmedberg] from comment #11) > I don't want a builtin function for this, but extensions should be able to > do it pretty easily. Ended up here when the most recent dupe got filed. Given that add-ons won't be able to do this from 57 onwards, should this be reconsidered?
I think so because on 57 this feature with addons will be not available :-/
Gijs I don't know... ultimately I don't particularly want to support this feature, primarily because writing tests for it isn't simple. But at the end of the day it's a product decision, feature value versus engineering cost. NI?RT since I think he's the closest product manager to make a decision.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Component: Cmd-line Features → Startup and Profile System
Flags: needinfo?(benjamin) → needinfo?(rtestard)
Product: Core Graveyard → Toolkit
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
I'm marking this as enhancement so it gets picked at our next triage session, should be triaged in 2 weeks from now with the rest of the "toolkit" product enhancement backlog.
Severity: normal → enhancement
One other consideration, which Chrome already provides, is the ability to offset where the browser opens so that a dual-monitor setup (or more) would go fullscreen on different monitors. For example: firefox.exe --new-window http://localhost/monitor1.html --position=0,0 --start-fullscreen firefox.exe --new-window http://localhost/monitor2.html --position=1921,0 --start-fullscreen BTW - spelling fullscreen vs. full screen and the fact that --new-window is not mentioned is how I missed this bug in my searches.
OS: Windows 2000 → Unspecified
Hardware: x86 → Unspecified
Assignee: nobody → mozilla
Status: REOPENED → ASSIGNED
Pushed by firstname.lastname@example.org: https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/23839eda99dd Implement kiosk mode. r=Gijs
Component: Startup and Profile System → General
Product: Toolkit → Firefox
Summary: command line option for full screen mode → command line option for kiosk mode
Target Milestone: mozilla71 → ---
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