SUMMARY: View webpages in full screen mode without any toolbars, menu bar, or the Command Bar in Internet Explorer 8. Or open a webpage in kiosk mode.
Are you running Internet Explorer 8 on a computer with a small monitor, such as a netbook, and need more room to display the current webpage? Want to temporarily disable the menu bar, tab bar, and Command bar?
You can enable full screen mode when viewing webpages with Internet Explorer, or activate a kiosk mode when starting the browser to open the home page or a preselected page.
Toggle full screen mode:
* Click the "Tools" button, selecting "Full Screen".
* Select from the menu bar: "View" - "Full Screen".
* Press the F11 key
Most on-screen elements will disappear. When in full screen mode, move your mouse pointer to the top of the screen to view the menu bar, toolbars, Command bar, etc.
Note that the status bar does not disappear. To do this, select "View" - "Toolbars" - "Status Bar", or click the "Tools" button, selecting "Toolbars" - "Status Bar".
To enable kiosk mode and disable on-screen elements during the session, start Internet Explorer in the following fashion.
1. Click the Start button.
2. If using Windows XP, select "Run".
3. Type the following, then press Enter:
iexplore -k WEBSITE
Replace WEBSITE with the site URL you want to start, or leave this blank to open the home page in Kiosk mode.
For example, the following opens MalekTips with Internet Explorer 8 in Kiosk mode:
iexplore -k malektips.com
Return to the Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 page.
The MalekTips website was created in 1998 by Andrew Malek of Envision Programming. The page's goal is to freely disperse computer-related tips, hints, and informative articles. Tips are organized to be easy to find, and are presented clearly, in easy-to-understand language.