Enables you to have a more restricted UI with kiosk mode, or kids mode. Those restricted modes will prevent users from accessing the RetroArch menu through hotkey + B or any other modification on the system that could go wrong: editing/removing collections, changing UI parameters and so on.

Kiosk is basically a restricted mode that still let users access all the games, while Kids will only let users access games that have been pre-selected as safe for kids.

To enable these UI modes, go to SYSTEM SETTINGSUI MODE.

If you enable kiosk or kids mode, there is a “cheat code” to return to the full UI: A,A,A,B,A.

For Batocera 29, you need to enter this code from the MAIN MENU that is accessed through the select button, on the system list.

For Batocera 5.27 and earlier versions, you need to be starting from the manufacturers bar at the main system selection menu. When the code is entered successfully, you'll see the Batocera logo flash, indicating that EmulationStation is restarting. Also, beware if you previously swapped the A and B buttons in EmulationStation (SYSTEM SETTINGS → DEVELOPER menu). You need to enter this cheat code pretty fast to get it accepted.

If you are locked out, you can edit the configuration file /userdata/system/configs/emulationstation/es_settings.cfg and you will see a line like

 <string name="UIMode" value="Kiosk" />


 <string name="UIMode" value="Kid" />

Just remove this line, and you'll get back to full mode next time you restart EmulationStation

  • ui_mode.txt
  • Last modified: 11 months ago
  • by atari