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[Kiosk Browser] Accepts only URL URIs?

    Question

  • The Kiosk Browser, which is a single page kiosk mode browser based on Edge, seems to only comprehend plain URLs. Every non-URL URI is understood as a webpage address.

    Is there an option to enable non-URL URIs?

    We'd like to create custom URIs as a control mechanism for switching to a different local application for the kiosk. Otherwise we have to compromise with Chrome's kiosk mode, which opens all URIs, including our custom created. Edge comprehends them too, but we haven't found any command line arguments to have it run like the Kiosk Browser.

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 8:24 AM

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  • Hi Yanis Lukes,

    From the description, it looks like you want to open any other apps using those custom URIs which is not a URL.

    I try to find the option in an official documentation to enable non-URL URIs but did not get any option to do the same .

    Looks like it is by design and Edge does not has this option at present.

    If you want to allow user to use multi apps in kiosk mode then you can try to refer link below may help to setup multi app kiosk.

    Set up a multi-app kiosk

    Further, You can make a test with the new Chromium Edge pre release version. As it is using the Chromium, It can work similar as Chrome and it can help to solve the issue.  You can deploy it after stable version get released officially.

    Microsoft Edge Insider Channels

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Regards

    Deepak


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    Friday, April 19, 2019 2:33 AM
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  • Hi Yanis Lukes,

    From the description, it looks like you want to open any other apps using those custom URIs which is not a URL.

    I try to find the option in an official documentation to enable non-URL URIs but did not get any option to do the same .

    Looks like it is by design and Edge does not has this option at present.

    If you want to allow user to use multi apps in kiosk mode then you can try to refer link below may help to setup multi app kiosk.

    Set up a multi-app kiosk

    Further, You can make a test with the new Chromium Edge pre release version. As it is using the Chromium, It can work similar as Chrome and it can help to solve the issue.  You can deploy it after stable version get released officially.

    Microsoft Edge Insider Channels

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Regards

    Deepak


    MSDN Community Support
    Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" the responses that resolved your issue, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if not. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. If you have any compliments or complaints to MSDN Support, feel free to contact MSDNFSF@microsoft.com.


    Friday, April 19, 2019 2:33 AM
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  • Yeah, Chrome's command line arguments seem to work on Chromium Edge. Thanks Deepak!

    Though now I am not sure if there is any difference in using either Chrome or Chromium Edge.

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 7:31 AM