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How do I disable Restore pages? Chromium didn't shut down correctly. Prompt?

I've got it! Use --app=your.url For example: chromium-browser --kiosk --app=http://your.url.here
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Raspberry pi autostart of LXDE does not work

Experienced the same issue. Here are my findings: Check if the /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart file exists. If it exists, it will be used instead of /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart. ...
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Is it possible to send notification if Pi gets unplugged

It's certainly possible, but it'll require additional hardware. Once the RPi loses power, that's it. Just like your desktop, there's no magical way for the RPi to do anything (like send a notification)...
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How do I disable Restore pages? Chromium didn't shut down correctly. Prompt?

For those arriving here from Google: The best way to now perform this task, without having to use incognito, is to adjust two settings in the Chromium preferences. They are: exited_cleanly exit_type ...
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Setting up a kiosk with Chromium

By default the Pi the auto-logon X environment is done with credentials of the pi user. The config setting's of the Xserver environment of this user is in /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart, ...
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What is the best distro or way to have a Raspberry into a Kiosk Mode?

[2024 Update: I notice that nodm is no longer maintained and considered obsolete by the author, who instead recommends using lightdm's autologin. This post does not completely depend on nodm and is ...
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How do I disable Restore pages? Chromium didn't shut down correctly. Prompt?

1) I dunno why --disable-infobars didn't work for you. This works well for me: chromium-browser --kiosk --disable-infobars \ http://URL1 \ http://URL2 \ http://URL3 2) A better way to refresh the ...
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How do I disable Restore pages? Chromium didn't shut down correctly. Prompt?

I know this doesn't really solve the issue - but as a work-around - it did the trick for me. I made sure Chrome was shut down cleanly... Opened terminal cd .config/chromium/Default chattr +i ...
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start chromium on raspberry pi in kiosk mode using systemd service instead of through LXDE-pi/autostart

The Unit file looks very good for a program to start as service. systemd runs services automatically in the background. But your script is sending unclutter and chromium-browser to the background ...
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Raspberry pi autostart of LXDE does not work

Yesterday I downloaded NOOBS and created a new micro SD installer. After Raspian installation everything looked OK at first until I looked at autostart. I found that the folder /home/pi/.config/...
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Hiding boot screen for kiosk usage

I've found the solution. If you want to remove the 4 raspberry logos on startup: - Open the file /boot/cmdline.txt. - Add a space and logo.nologo to the end. If anybody wants to remove the Pixel ...
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Kiosk auto refresh

Perhaps the easiest solution would be to install an auto refresh extension in chromium itself. Alternatively, this SO answer suggests the following JS code to reload current page every 15 minutes: ...
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xscreensaver and omxplayer

Ok so there is virtually no info about how to successfully pair xscreensaver and omxplayer, so I took it as a challenge and came up with a workaround, that actually works. :D What needs to be done: ...
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Set X background as soon as poosible

Are there any way to make X server to load/show its root window already with an image in it? Probably not completely, but keep reading. Although the 3 is the fastest pi, it is still not something ...
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Has the Raspberry Pi already been used to build a proprietary product?

I was quite amused and surprised to find a Raspberry Pi sitting in the rack-mountable case for a PBX I recently bought— it's the XorCom Spark CXS1000. It handles calls over VoIP and Analog phone ...
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How do I disable Restore pages? Chromium didn't shut down correctly. Prompt?

To disable the Restore Pages bubble I open chromium twice in the autostart file like this: chromium-browser --no-startup-window --kiosk chromium-browser --noerrordialogs --kiosk http://your.url.here ...
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chromium with two tabs in kiosk mode

By definition, Kiosk mode only allows for one tab and no access to the browser chrome. Possible Solutions: The easiest way around this would probably be to create your own webpage that has HTML ...
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Raspbian Buster - Open chromium without showing desktop

Following on with a comment and one possible real answer. First, you didn't say whether this was for a dedicated configuration (e.g., only runs the browser) or a general purpose case, where you simply ...
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Kiosk GUI not appear after boot

If it runs on the command line you can use a systemd Unit file to define exactly the same environment you have on the command line. You can find some examples here on the site how to do it. One ...
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Autolaunch Programs on LXDE startup

You should edit ~/.config/lxsession/<profile>/autostart if you have it, or make sure it is removed if you need a global LXSession configuration for all users. If you happen to have both files, ...
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Raspberry pi autostart of LXDE does not work

Three things that tripped me up: the user's autostart overrides the global one; if you want to start everything as usual plus your custom commands, copy the default and add your commands to the end: ...
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How do I make “startx iceweasel” launch full-screen?

The way I have set up my Pi to run Iceweasel fullscreen on startup is to use xdotool to simulate the F11 key (fullscreen mode). Edit ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart. Mine looks like this: @...
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Raspberry Pi virtual keyboard for Chromium Kiosk

I get it. The matchbox-keyboard has to be call with --daemon parameter: matchbox-keyboard --daemon &
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What is the best distro or way to have a Raspberry into a Kiosk Mode?

I use Arch Linux + Openbox + Crontab + Surf + OMXPlayer. In my case (video-advertising installed inside gyms, shops, ..) I have customers ads spots running over an HTML page used as background with ...
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How to boot with customized image without the text to Console Autologin

I resolved the problem in half. In order to display an image on the framebuffer console when raspberry pi boots you need to compile the kernel with your image. The default image is located at: ~/...
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How do I disable Restore pages? Chromium didn't shut down correctly. Prompt?

I came up with a workaround that actually took care of several items at once. vi restartscript.sh #!/bin/sh /usr/bin/killall chromium-browser /usr/bin/apt-get update -y /usr/bin/ apt-get upgrade -y /...
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How do I disable Restore pages? Chromium didn't shut down correctly. Prompt?

My solution is very easy. I only copy a Preferences file from a former clear shutdown of Chromium over the current file ~/.config/chromium/Default/Preferences.
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How do I disable Restore pages? Chromium didn't shut down correctly. Prompt?

The only way that worked for me was to modify the config before starting Chromium: sed -i 's/"exited_cleanly":false/"exited_cleanly":true/' ~/.config/chromium/Default/Preferences
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How do I disable Restore pages? Chromium didn't shut down correctly. Prompt?

This page gave me the answer. Adding the option chrome_options.add_argument("--profile-directory=Default") resolved it for me (in a non-kiosk application). Turns out this was only part of the ...
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Boot to Kiosk Mode with Python Script

I seem to have answered my own question. When booting to desktop with auto login, the ~/.xinitrc file was not being read. I moved the same script to ~/.xsession and it seems to be working correctly ...
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