Display Settings


Show iPad Status Bar

This toggle controls the view of the thin black information bar at the top of your iPad.

Default: Off

This information bar normally displays Wi-Fi/3G connectivity status, the current time, and the charging status (and if the device is unplugged, the current battery percentage). Typically this is turned off to maximize viewing area.

Show Address Bar

This toggle controls the address bar.

Default: Off

The address bar is located at the top of the iPad screen. Typically the address bar should be hidden unless you want your visitors to be able to browse the internet freely. Hiding the address bar also maximizes the display area.

Allow Multiple Tabs

Added in 9.0

This setting allows you to open content in multiple tabs. When a link opens a page in a new window, Kiosk Pro will create a new tab.

This setting applies to links that use the following methods:

  • an anchor tag with a target="_blank" attribute
  • a JavaScript window.open(); call with a "_blank" name parameter
  • our custom URL handler kiosk://newTab?url=


<a href="kioskproapp.com" target="_blank">Link</a>
window.open('http://kioskproapp.com', '_blank');

Show Progress Indicator

This mode allows you to provide your visitors with feedback if they have to wait for links to load.

Default: Off

When the progress indicator is enabled and your visitors touch a link on your kiosk pages, a transparent grey screen with a spinner in the middle will overlay your content while the page loads to indicate to your visitor that something is happening.

The progress indicator layer sits underneath the bottom navigation bar if it is enabled, giving visitors access to the navigation if a page is taking too long to load. This layer is designed to be shown until the content is fully loaded or the page load time limit set in the timer settings of the app is reached and the page is reloaded.

Loading & Default Background Color or Image

This feature allows you to set the color or image shown while pages are loading and as the default page background if one is not otherwise defined. This lets you match the background or color scheme of your site, making transitions between pages more seamless.

Default: 255,255,255 = plain, white background

If set as a color, this setting must be filled out in R,G,B decimal format, separated by commas, and will not accept hexadecimal format. For an extensive list of colors in RGB decimal format, please click here.

This setting can also be set as a locally-stored image path and supports .jpg and .png formats. If you are using a single image file as a background across multiple pages, you can also use the same image file for a loading background, which should significantly decrease (or possibly eliminate) any loading flicker you might otherwise see.

If using an image file smaller than the screen, the image will be automatically tiled horizontally and vertically to fill the screen.

If changing this setting from the default white background, make sure that pages in your content that do not have a background color/image explicitly defined will have adequate contrast on the new background. For example, if you set the background to black and then attempt to display a page with black text without a background color set, you would not be able to read the text.

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