Exit Kiosk

Exit Kiosk

A Google Chrome Extension to automatically exit Kiosk mode when any window navigates to *exitkiosk*.

What is Exit Kiosk?

Exit Kiosk is a Chrome extension by Spatialviews. This extension has 7,636 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.50, and was removed from Chrome Web Store 2 years ago. The latest version, 1.0.0, was updated 6 years ago.

Stats
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2021-07-24
Stats date:
Users: 7,636
Rating: 4.50 (4)
Version: 1.0.0 (Last updated: 2016-10-13)
Creation date: 2016-10-13
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • tabs
Featured: No
Size: 25.64K
Price: Free
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
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Summary
A Google Chrome Extension to automatically close Kiosk mode when any window navigates to *exitkiosk*. Based on the "openkiosk" extension, this extension fixes an issue with that extension so that it will work with kiosk apps opened using the chrome -kiosk flag. 
This application is intended for use by Kiosk-Mode applications which need to be able to close back to the desktop.

Closes any window (tab) in chrome which contains the characters: 'exitkiosk'. Note that this may interfere with general web browsing. Although it's unlikely any page will contain these characters.

If you are the creator of a kiosk product then this extension may be useful to you as self.close() will not shut the kiosk.

Install this extension and then launch your kiosk app with a shortcut:

(Windows)
"C:\Users\*user*\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --kiosk http://localhost/"

If there are no other chrome windows, the page will be launched as kiosk mode.  To shut your kiosk mode full screen app, call:

javascript:location.href = 'http://exitkiosk';
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Safety
Risk impact

Exit Kiosk requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

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Risk likelihood

Exit Kiosk may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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User reviews
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by Kevin Pillay Kevin Pillay, 2020-03-19

works! does exactly what I needed it to do... I needed a way to close any tab within javascript/console since window.close() wont work... so all I need to do is point the page to #exitkiosk in javascript and bam the window closes right away, perfect. would be great if there were some options such as "custom close word" and custom domains (to only run on certain defined domains). but it's allowing me to do what I need to do right now so that's good enough for now :)
by Matt Maux Matt Maux, 2019-09-08

It works! 2018!
by Alex Mara Alex Mara, 2018-11-06
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