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Boost User Productivity by Running Google Chrome in Kiosk Mode on Linux

May 23, 2023 | 42Gears Team

Google Chrome is not only a browser for consumer use but also for deploying customer facing business apps. In such cases, optimizing user productivity is crucial for businesses to stay competitive. This can be achieved by running Google Chrome in kiosk mode on Linux. By creating a protected and focused browsing environment, businesses can enhance user and worker productivity, streamline user experiences, and ensure efficient utilization of business resources.

Kiosk Mode allows you to transform a Linux-based system (Ubuntu, etc.) into a dedicated browsing system, limiting access to specific websites or web applications. Whether you're setting up public information kiosks, digital signage display panels, or self-service portals for employees, configuring kiosk mode can provide a seamless user experience while preventing unauthorized access and distractions.

Following are some key benefits of running Google Chrome in kiosk mode on Linux:

1. Increased Focus: By restricting browsing capabilities to specific websites or applications, users or employees are less likely to be distracted. This promotes focus and improves the overall productivity of users.

2. Enhanced Security: Kiosk Mode prevents users from accessing unauthorized websites or making unintended modifications to system settings. Kiosk Mode provides a secure browsing environment, safeguarding sensitive business information and protecting against malware or data breaches.

3. Simplified User Experience: Kiosk mode provides a streamlined interface that allows for intuitive browsing, making it ideal for public spaces or non-technical users. In addition, users don't have to navigate through a maze of menus or worry about causing inadvertent actions. 

4. Branding and Customization: Kiosk Mode enables businesses to tailor the browsing experience to their specific needs. You can customize the startup page, display company branding, and provide targeted information or services, reinforcing brand identity and improving user engagement.

You can use a mobile device management solution to keep the Linux operating system (such as Ubuntu) and Google Chrome up to date with the latest security patches and updates to maintain a secure browsing environment.

By setting up Google Chrome in kiosk mode on Linux, businesses can optimize user productivity, provide a streamlined browsing experience, and reinforce their brand identity. 

SureMDM provides a simple and painless method for setting up Google Chrome in kiosk mode on Linux.

Set up Chrome Kiosk Mode on Linux
using SureMDM

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