Incognito Mode or Private Browsing allows us to browse the web without allowing the web browser to save the records.

NOTE: – Incognito mode only prevents Chrome from saving your site visit activity. It won’t stop your Internet Service Provider or your employer from seeing what websites you visit.

Everyone know how to easily open Incognito Mode by either clicking Ctrl+Shift+N or from the Chrome settings. There is one more way wherein you can directly open Google chrome in Incognito Mode by Default.

As the majority of the population use Google Chrome, In this article I will show you how to launch Google Chrome only in Incognito mode in just 2 steps!


Step 1: – Create a New Google Chrome Shortcut on your Desktop

Creating Shortcut to any application is easy and can be done in multiple ways. The easiest way is to drag the google chrome from Applications menu to your desktop to create a shortcut.

Step 2: – Modifying the Properties

Right click on Google Chrome shortcut, Choose Properties, Select the “Shortcut” tab and then click on “Target” box. Take the mouse cursor to the end of the file path, Type a space followed by –incognito. Make sure the whole line in the Target box should look something like this (“C:\ProgramFiles\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –incognito). Once done, click on Apply and OK.

Chrome Shortcut
Chrome Properties

That’s it, double-click on the newly created Google Chrome Shortcut and enjoy browsing in “Incognito” Mode.

Note: – You may need to rename the newly created shortcut something like “Google Chrome Incognito” if you already have a shortcut for the default Google Chrome browser to avoid confusion”


Bonus Tip:-
If you are not using Google chrome and want to get benefited from the above functionality, Follow the same steps mentioned above but in Target box, you might need to use different word rather than “–incognito”

For Internet Explorer, type in -private at the end of the target box. The result should look like (“C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” -private).

For Mozilla Firefox, type in -private at the end of the target box. The result should like (“C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -private)

For Opera, type in -newprivatetab at the end of the target box. The result should look like (“C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\opera.exe” -newprivatetab)