Remember Kiosk mode of Google Chrome and Chrome OS? It is a feature supposedly for enterprises, but you can put this to another use on your computer. By enabling kiosk mode and creating a secondary user profile, you can provide a guest with a full-screen browser devoid of any of your personal data.
I am not saying this is a privacy feature, because anyone can close out of this mode and move around your PC freely. That is a challenge that you will have to handle separately. (And no complaining about Chrome leaving passwords unprotected. You save passwords on a PC that you trust and is personal)
So, here it is:
- Open up Chrome’s settings.
- Under “Users” click “Add new user.”
- Give the new profile a name and picture. Make sure “Create a desktop shortcut for this user” is checked. Click “Create.”
- Right-click the newly-created shortcut and select “Properties.”
- In the “Target” field, add “
—kiosk” (no quotes) to the end.
- Click “Apply.”