How to make an internet kiosk with FireFox in Ubuntu 16.04

Today we are looking at how to make an internet kiosk in Ubuntu 16.04, this should work in Ubuntu 18.04 as well.

First of all, I want to describe to you what I am going to do in this video.  We will make a Ubuntu system starting up automatically in fullscreen with any website, you would prefer and that is it.  If you are looking for something more advanced then please write to me and I will be happy to try to help you.

So a person can either use the main user account of your system or create another one, as a standard user (highly recommended), then we will start to set up Firefox.  
Firstly you need to install a plugin which will make your browser fullscreen when starting up Firefox.  The plugin I used, does not exist anymore but use the link below as it works great!  Then you need to set your home page to the website you like and let Firefox open up on startup, as you might expect to, go to your Firefox preferences and go to the home tab and configure it there.
Lastly, go to your startup apps and add Firefox and set your user to automatic login.

That is it if you like the idea but you want your kiosk to be in a modified guest session so it will be restored to default every time after a system reboot.  Look here:
https://www.linuxmadesimple.info/2019/02/how-to-create-public-kiosk-in-ubuntu.html

Automatic Fullscreen Plugin:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/autofullscreen/?src=search

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