2

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

Thanks!

Siarl

  • I guess you need to run google-chrome --app=URL – Mostafa Ahangarha 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 – Mostafa Ahangarha Feb 28 '17 at 7:43
2

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

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.