Edge problem with full screen mode (a.k.a) --kiosk mode

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From Edge Version 79.0.309.68 All the way to Version 81.0.396.0 canary, they have this problem.

 

when I use this switch/command on the target of Edge shortcut: "--kiosk" (without quotes)

I do get to launch Edge in full screen mode, but there is no way to interact with the toolbar anymore, neither is there any way to close Edge, other than pressing Windows key to show the taskbar.

 

Edge Canary and Dev have this flag:

#edge-enable-shy-ui

 

More info here:

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/finally-here-the-real-full-screen-experience-in-e...

 

and you can see how it behaves in fullscreen mode with that flag. but when kiosk mode is used, that behavior doesn't work anymore.

 

 

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@HotCakeX This seems like a known issue, as Kiosk Mode isn't supported on the new Edge yet. There are more details from the Enterprise team here:

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/windows-10-kiosk-with-edge-chromium/m-p/1111658/h...

 

But if that doesn't seem aligned with what you mean, just let us know and we'll look into it further.

 

Fawkes (they/them)
Project & Community Manager - Microsoft Edge

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Thank you, but looks like this article was recently posted as Brian Altman also mentioned:
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/discussions/windows-10-kiosk-with-edge-chromium/m-p/1113515/h...

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/DeployEdge/microsoft-edge-kiosk-mode

that says Edge (Chromium) supports --kiosk

"You can launch Microsoft Edge in kiosk mode using the “--kiosk” command line parameter. This opens the browser in full screen with the full screen keyboard shortcut disabled (F11). To accomplish this, create a shortcut with the target set to:
"<local path>\msedge.exe" --kiosk http://bing.com"

but the problem is that pressing F11, F12, ESC etc do not work and they don't exit the browser from full screen mode. I've tried now again on latest canary Version 81.0.400.0 (Official build) canary (64-bit)