How to launch a URL in Chrome when in Lockdown/Kiosk Mode?

How to launch a URL in Chrome when in Lockdown/Kiosk Mode?

Hello,

 

I would like to create a shortcut that will launch in Chrome when using a Lockdown/Kiosk profile.  Currently all URLs are launched using http:// and https:// and open in some sort of locked down Soti browser.

 

We are using a Zebra TC56 devices and have enrolled them using Android Enterprise.

 

Looking at previous threads with similar queries, a few others suggested using the 'Intent' command however we can't seem to get this to work.

 

For example, we have attempted using this:

 

 

Intent:http://www.google.co.uk#Intent;scheme=http;action=android.intent.action.VIEW;component=com.android.chrome;end

 

When we attempt to launch the shortcut, nothing happens.

 

Can you suggest any alternative options on how to achieve this?

 

Thanks,

Jamie

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Allen Gulbrand | posted this 26 October 2018

browser:// - Opens a URL in browser using the HTTP protocol

browsers:// - Opens a URL in browser using HTTPS protocol

 

Those will open using the native browser on the device. More information can be found at:

Soti Lockdown Settings

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Jamie Maxwell | posted this 26 October 2018

Hi Allen,

 

Thanks for responding. 

 

The browser that opens when using browser:// and browsers:// is not Chrome.  I would like to find a way of defaulting the browser to Chrome when launching the URLs.

 

Thanks,

Jamie

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Raymond, Chan | posted this 30 October 2018

Hi Jamie,

I'm so surprised why all Soti support guys very active in this forum have not replied to your simple question.

 

Please try something like

 intent://www.youtube.com#Intent;scheme=http;action=android.intent.action.VIEW;component=com.android.chrome/com.android.chrome.Main;end

Just replace "www.youtube.com" with the actual target URL you want to browse to.

 

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