Raspberry Pi – Auto-start Kiosk Mode Browser

OK, this one is the simps. I have a Raspberry Pi connected to a monitor. Whenever the Pi starts up, I want it to automatically load my air quality dashboard in full-screen (kiosk) mode. I don’t want to use a keyboard, mouse or other user action, I just want it to start up and show a webpage, using the full-screen kiosk mode.

Here’s how to do it:

Edit the lxsession autostart file with the following:

sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart

At the bottom of the file, add:

@/usr/bin/chromium-browser --kiosk https://kis.support/h200

That’s it. Whenever your Pi reboots, it’ll load up the webpage (in this case https://kis.support/h200).

Pro Tip: The Rapsberry Pi’s default screensaver can be a pain in the neck. I disabled it by installing xscreensaver with:

sudo apt install xscreensaver

Then, click the Raspberry “Home” button > Preferences > Screensaver. In the top dropdown “Mode” menu, select “Disable Screen Saver”. Then sit back and get ready for some serious burn-in.

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