Chrome is one of the most popular browsers in the world, because of its integrated features, simplicity of use, and superb smooth performance. However, some of this comes at a cost of your privacy.
Many users are careless about the data they share, a nearly equal percentage of consumers are extremely cautious about sharing their data with software vendors. But, few people are unconcerned with the information they offer but do not wish to maintain their surfing history. Whatever your preference, this article will be beneficial to you.
What Is Incognito Mode?
Incognito is the private browsing mode in Chrome. Chrome does not save your browsing history, cookies, site data, or any information you type in forms across sessions when you use it. When you close all open Chrome windows, a session comes to an end. Downloads and bookmarks are still saved unless you delete them manually.
Configure a Chrome Incognito Icon on Your Computer’s Desktop
If you don’t really want to store your browser history, this option will solve all of your difficulties and save you the trouble of having to delete history in Chrome.
Here, we’ll design a new shortcut that will run Chrome in incognito mode while still allowing you to use your regular browser. If you don’t want a separate option and always want to browse incognito, you may skip the process of creating a new shortcut and just apply the changes to your current shortcut.
- On your Windows PC, navigate to the Chrome installation directory.
Note: If you haven't set a specific installation directory for Google Chrome, it will be C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application.
- Right-click on the chrome.exe file.
- On the overlay menu, cursor over the Send to option and select the Desktop (make shortcut) option.
- Close the Explorer or use the Windows+D on your keyboard to return to the desktop on your Windows PC.
- On your desktop, right-click on the new Google Chrome shortcut.
- From the overlay box, select the Properties option. This will open a new window called Google Chrome Properties.
- Go to the Shortcut tab in the window and enter the end of the string in the text box that appears after the Target: field.
- Type <space>-incognito.
- To distinguish the incognito version from the standard one, click the Change icon button (This action will open a new window on your computer screen).
- Select the incognito icon present in the list and click OK to confirm and close the window.
- To implement the changes, click the Apply button, then click OK to dismiss the window.
- Your new Chrome incognito shortcut has been generated. The regular Chrome icon can be used to access the standard Chrome mode and the newly created shortcut can be used to enter the incognito Chrome mode.
Now, after you learn about How to Make Chrome Always Open in Incognito by Default steps, it’s your turn to do it as the above steps explain. Good luck!