How to start SAP CRM WEBUI like an application

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The SAP CRM WEBUI in the Internet Explorer browser is not as stable as it should be. End users can use the history buttons of the browser and they can change settings. To avoid this user behavior, you can let them work full screen by using the key shortcut ‘F11’. The problem is they can still disable this functionality by pressing the key again.

What you’ll see next is how to start the SAP CRM WEBUI directly as if it was an application.


This means:

  • No surfing needed to the WEBUI
  • Complete full screen start up
  • All Internet Explorer options, except for refresh (Ctrl + F5) and close (Alt + F4), disabled

Right click on the Internet Explorer icon in your Windows quick launch bar:


Choose ‘Create Shortcut’ in the menu that opens:








Drag and drop the shortcut from the Windows quick launch bar to your desktop. Right click on the shortcut and choose ‘Properties’:










In the pop-up, delete the input for ‘Start in’. Enter the following as target:

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -k http://<SAP_SYSTEM_LINK>:<PORT>/sap/crm_logon?sap-client=XXX

Replace the words in bold with the correct parameters:

















If you want, you can change the icon for your shortcut. Your shortcut is ready now. Double click on it to launch the SAP CRM WebUI full screen:




Internet Explorer will open in ‘F11’ – mode and go directly to the requested web page. In this case your SAP CRM WebUI logon screen:













No buttons or URL bar are available and the ‘F11’ function is disabled. The ‘Alt+Tab’ functionality of windows is still available. The refresh (Ctrl+F5) functionality is also still available.

In order to exit the application, use the shortcut keys ‘Alt+F4’.

Please note you can use these setting for any webpage to load as your default start page. To get rid of the full screen mode, just remove the ‘-k’ parameter from the target.


Davy has been working as an SAP Consultant since 2000 and started working in the SAP IS-U Module , but as of 2002 he has mainly worked as functional SAP CRM consultant and SAP Authorizations consultant.
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By Y.Ho on 18 October 2012 at 11:46

Hi, thanks for sharing. Will be handy.


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