How to configure Welcome+ Check-in screen without 3rd party software on Windows touch PC

What is for

The following guide is AskCody's recommendation to set up a kiosk mode on Windows Touch PC's using Chrome and Build-in touch keyboard.

 

Requirements

  • Windows 10
  • Stable internet connection 
  • 1080P display or larger display resolution
  • Landscape view
  • Google Chrome
 

Prepare kiosk setup

  • Download and install Google Chrome
  • Place the Windows Taskbar in screen top and hide the taskbar (This is due to the taskbar sometimes flashing when running in secure lockdown mode).
  • In Google Chrome Disable google translateSettings -> Advanced Settings -> Language

(Optional) Make Chrome automatically start-up when Windows boots:

  • Search for and open Windows Run dialog box. 
  • In Run write the following: shell:startup This will open the default startup folder in Windows.
  • Place the Chome shortcut here and it will automatically open when Windows starts.
 
 

Chrome in kiosk mode

A chrome shortcut on the desktop will be configured to open in kiosk view that will show the URL in fullscreen, disable Chrome's built-in touch gestures and make chrome skip the print dialog.

  • Right Click on the desktop shortcut and choose properties

  • In the field Target, type the following after the target path for Google Chrome:
--incognito --kiosk --kiosk-printing --disable-pinch --enable-viewport-meta --overscroll-history-navigation=0 [INSERT URL]
 
Obs: The AskCody License URL for Welcome+ on Large Touch Devices(LTD) can be found in the AskCody Admincenter - Welcome+ -> Check-in Screens. Please be sure to use the LTD URL.
 
 

Printer Setup (Welcome+ with label printing)

The --kiosk-printing flag in the Chrome target above enables Chrome to do silent printing (printing without print dialog). Learn more about Printer Setup and Configuration in our "How to configure visitor label print for the Welcome+ Check-in Screen on Windows PC" article.
 
 

Using Tablet Mode for using the Windows onscreen Keyboard 

  • Go into Windows settings -> Tablet settings
  • Force Windows to Use Tablet Mode
  • Restart Windows
  • Search for the desktop folder and press the Google Chrome Shortcut created for kiosk mode. (If the Google Chrome shortcut is added to startup folder it will automatically open fullscreen).

 

 

 

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