I've set up my Raspberry in that way, that it opens up Midori on start up. Midori then loads a html page in full screen mode. Everything works as expected.

But I also specified a refresh interval with the parameter -i 3600. The problem occurs after the first refresh of the page because after that refresh is the navigation bar shown.

Someone had the same problem here: Raspberry Pi Forum.

His solution was to switch from Midori to Minimal Kiosk Browser (kweb). But I don't want to do this.

So is there a way to hide the navigation bar after a refresh?

Regards, winklerrr

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    no one seems to have created a bug for that, so it is unlikely to get fixed unless you can fix it yourself, it is open source. bugs.launchpad.net/midori
    – rob
    Sep 30, 2014 at 10:37
  • @rob So should I create a bug for that? Because I don't think, that I can fix it by myself.
    – winklerrr
    Oct 6, 2014 at 8:12
  • yes, that is what I meant to say.
    – rob
    Oct 6, 2014 at 8:16
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    So here is the bug: bugs.launchpad.net/midori/+bug/1377831 I added it right away when you mentioned it, but I forgot to add the link here. Sorry for that.
    – winklerrr
    Oct 22, 2014 at 7:45

1 Answer 1


I use xdotool to solve the problem.

I created a bash loop every 60 seconds. This script is launched with autostart lxsession


while true
    WID=`xdotool search --name "TITLE OF PAGE IN MIDORI" | head-1`
    xdotool windowfocus --sync $WID 
    xdotool click 1
    sleep 60


  • I edited your post mostly for grammar (and indenting the code) but also corrected some errors: 1) There is no point in using a second shebang, #!/bin/bash, anywhere inside a bash script. It will just be ignored as a comment (you might as well make it #!/Hey/whatever). 2) A do loop should be closed with done. You can see the previous version of your answer by clicking the "edited" link above my lil' bear.
    – goldilocks
    Jul 1, 2016 at 15:19
  • Hi, no problem. i'm a french and a newbie here. I will try to do best:). Thank You.
    – TrinitA
    Jul 2, 2016 at 16:36

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