How to Run Chrome Browser in Single App Mode on Windows 10

  • October 10, 2019
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Chrome browser is packed with versatile features elevating the browsing experience for the end-user. With the largest market share in the browsing world, there’s no doubt about the user-friendly interface offered by Chrome browser. For company-owned devices deployed as kiosks, it is imperative to offer Chrome as the primary browser, owing to its popularity among users. It is also necessary to effectively manage the kiosk device and the browsing experience on Chrome without hampering the user experience and key functionalities offered by Chrome browser.

To successfully bridge the tedious path of remotely managing Windows 10 kiosk browsers powered with Chrome, Scalefusion extends Windows 10 single app mode with Chrome browser. By running Chrome browser in single app mode on Windows 10, businesses can leverage the usability of Chrome browser to acquire the desired footfall on the kiosk while maintaining optimum security of the device & data.

Let’s learn the step-by-step methods to run Chrome browser in single app mode on Windows 10 devices:

1.Sign up on Scalefusion MDM. You can use your corporate email id or log in using Office 365 AD account on the Scalefusion dashboard.

2. Enroll your Windows devices using IE/Edge Browser.

You can now start managing your enrolled devices by configuring device profiles. 
Learn more: How To Setup Kiosk Mode for Windows 10

3. Now, you can start configuring the policies to be applied to the Windows 10 devices. Navigate to the Device Management section of the Scalefusion dashboard and click on Device Profiles section.

4. You can start configuring a profile for Windows 10 devices by clicking on the create new profile button. Select Windows 10 as the OS and enter the desired profile name. Click on Submit to continue.

5. In the next step, you can configure the applications to be available on the kiosk device. You can blacklist (block) select applications or skip the application policy to allow the user to choose applications to be used on the device.

6. Proceed to the next section and select the whitelisted websites that are to be allowed on the device. You can create a master list of the allowed websites in the website whitelisting section of the Scalefusion dashboard.

Read more: Whitelisting Websites on your Windows 10 Devices

7. Configure the Chrome browser settings. You can configure the user experience, content search, network, printing and security settings of the Chrome browser.

8. Now, move on to the settings section where you can configure single app mode for Windows 10 devices. To run the device as Windows Kiosk Browser, select browser application as the kiosk app and choose Chrome as the kiosk browser app.

9. You can scroll down to configure the Chrome browser settings when running in a single app mode on Windows 10 devices. You can choose the default URL for the Chrome browser and select an installation path.

If you do not want the end-users to access more than 1 website on the Windows Chrome browser, you can disable the forward, back and address bar.

10. You can choose the user account in which the Chrome browser has to be set into single app mode. You can enter the primary username or select the Autocreate Kiosk User Account option.

11. You can click on create profile to save the changes. This Device Profile will be now available in the Device Profiles section on the dashboard. You can now apply the device profile to the enrolled devices or device groups.

Your enrolled Windows 10 device will now be set in a single app mode with Chrome browser. End-users can now access only Chrome browser on the selected Windows 10 device, essentially making it a Windows Chrome browser. With website whitelisting and Chrome configurations features offered by Scalefusion, you can exercise total control over the Chrome browser on Windows 10 devices.

Want to optimize your Windows 10 device for business use with the help of Scalefusion? Start your 14-day free trial today!

Renuka Shahane is a Sr. Content Writer at Scalefusion. An engineering graduate, an Apple junkie and an avid reader, she has a 5+ years of experience in content creation, content strategy and PR for technology and web based startups.

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