My preferred browser is Firefox and I don't like using Chrome, but Netflix only works within Chrome on Linux. Instead of starting Chrome I made a small launcher that uses the following command:

google-chrome --kiosk www.netflix.com

I launch chrome in the Kiosk mode, which means it's permanently full-screen.

I'm wondering if I can get it to launch in Chrome's pop-up window using a different tag so I can F11 out of full-screen mode and close it with my cursor instead of Alt+F4. I know I can use the following command to maximize the window:

google-chrome --start-maximized www.netflix.com

But then it still uses the normal window.

Does anyone know the tag for launching in pop-up mode?

This is what the pop-up window looks like (Ignore the second screen): Pop-Up Window



  • I guess you need to run google-chrome --app=URL Feb 27 '17 at 22:27
  • @MostafaAhangarha This launches a normal Chrome window and an "app" window for me. Does this happen to you too?
    – Samuel
    Feb 27 '17 at 22:52
  • No. It should just open in app mode Feb 28 '17 at 7:43

First load Netflix into Google Chrome. Then (click) File -> (Click) Create Application Short Cut -> (Click ) Create.

Now you will have a Netflix launcher Ubuntu Dash Search.

The Netflix that you launch will resemble the popup you have in your linked image.

The commandline:

$ google-chrome --app=https://www.netflix.com/browse
  • Thanks that's exactly what I want. I now use $ google-chrome --start-fullscreen --app=https://www.netflix.com/browse I had tried --app before but without https:// so it didn't work.
    – Siarl
    Feb 28 '17 at 14:22

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