Google Chrome, one of the most popular web browsers, offers a way to browse the web without storing data on your device. This feature is called incognito mode. In this mode, Chrome doesn’t save browsing history, cookies, site data, or form inputs locally. To help you use this feature, we’ve provided a step-by-step guide on how to set Chrome to always open in incognito mode on Windows 10.
What is Incognito Mode?
Incognito mode is a feature in Google Chrome that enhances user privacy. It prevents the browser from saving browsing history, cookies, and other locally stored data. While incognito mode safeguards your browsing activity from being stored on your device, it doesn’t prevent tracking by third parties.
How to Always Use Incognito Mode on Google Chrome for Private Browsing on Windows 10:
1. Find the Chrome Shortcut: Look for the Google Chrome icon on your Start menu, taskbar, or desktop.
2. Access Properties: Right-click on the Chrome icon, then right-click on “Google Chrome” in the pop-up window. Select “Properties.”
3. Modify the Target Field: In the Shortcut tab of the Properties window, find the “Target” text field.
4. Add Incognito Mode Option: Add a space followed by “-incognito” at the end of the existing path in the Target box.
5. Confirm and Apply Changes: Click “OK” to close the Properties window. Ignore any warning messages by clicking “OK.”
6. Launch Chrome in Incognito Mode: From now on, opening Chrome through the modified shortcut will automatically launch it in incognito mode.
Note: Make sure to close all open Chrome windows when you finish your browsing session.
How to Remove Incognito Mode:
If you want to go back to regular browsing mode in Chrome, you can remove the “-incognito” option from the Target box in the Properties window. Alternatively, you can unpin or delete the existing Chrome shortcut and create a new one.
By following these simple steps, you can enjoy enhanced privacy and control over your browsing experience. Using incognito mode in Chrome empowers you to browse the web without leaving traces of your online activities.