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How to enable kiosk printing for Google Chrome on Windows

Kiosk printing for Google Chrome

Kiosk Mode is a feature of Google Chrome which enables the browser to run only in full-screen mode, without any toolbars or address bars. This is a little tricky to set up, but it is a good solution if you wish to lock down your computer to ONLY run Magestore POS (enabling a kiosk mode shortcut from Program Files -> StartUp folder, for example).

How to Enable Kiosk Mode Printing for Google Chrome

Condition

  1. Download & install Google Chrome here: http://www.google.com/chrome
  2. Check that your receipt printer is set as your default printer
  3. Launch Chrome and check that the Chrome Version is the latest version

Steps

  1. Go to the POS, copy the URL in the address bar above.
  2. Next, navigate to the Chrome settings page by typing chrome://settings/ into the address bar.
  3. Under the On Startup section, select open a specific page or set of pages and click set page.
  4. Paste your POS URL here and click save.
  5. Close all Google Chrome windows
  6. CTRL-SHIFT-ESC and end task for all Google Chrome
  7. After this, find the Chrome browser shortcut on your desktop, right click and select properties.
  8. Append the following text to the end of the target field after a space: –enable-print-preview –kiosk –kiosk-printing
  9. Save these changes and launch Google Chrome. It should now load in full screen (kiosk) mode!
  10. The print preview will appear on your screen, but will instantly print a receipt to your default printer.

Tips

  • If you would like POS to start in full-screen mode when the computer first starts, create a shortcut (right click the desktop icon & select “create shortcut”), then drag this into Program Files -> Startup folder.
  • If you need to access your browser in non-kiosk mode, create another shortcut on the desktop, but on this one remove the kiosk printing and mode flags.
  • If you need to exit kiosk mode, pressing the Windows key on your keyboard, and you can close the kiosk window from the taskbar.

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