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Create A Google Chrome Incognito Shortcut


If you're the type of user who wishes to browse the Internet without having to worry about your history being saved In your web browser, and also prefer not to store cookies, Images or cache web pages, then Incognito mode (aka private browsing) Is your answer. Wouldn't It be nice If you could access It with a double-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Google Chrome Incognito shortcut on your desktop.


So what exactly Is Incognito mode? In very simple terms, It's privacy within your web browser, whereby once you've finished navigating online, your browsing history, cookies, keywords entered etc, are discarded when you close your browser session.

Notice how I've emphasized privacy within your web browser? That's because, Incognito mode does not anonymize you online! In other words, It prevents Information from being stored on your computer, but what you do beyond your computer, can still be tracked.

Incognito mode, Is extremely useful If you don't want other users knowing your browsing activity and If you use It on a daily basis, you'd want It available at your fingertips. As such, I will demonstrate how to create a Google Chrome Incognito shortcut with Incredible ease.

If you don't have Google Chrome Installed, you can download It from the official website. So without further ado, let's rip Into this tutorial.

Step One:

Firstly, navigate to your desktop, right-click on a blank area and select New > Shortcut as shown below.


Step Two:

Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command based on the architecture of your Windows 10 operating system.

This Is for 32-bit (x86):
"%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -incognito

And for 64-bit (x64):
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -incognito

Then hit Next to move forward.


Step Three:

Now you need to give your shortcut a name. It can be anything you like. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've named mine Chrome Incognito. When you've made your selection, hit Finish to finalize the process.


Step Four:

I've now navigated to my desktop, and as you can see, the Google Chrome Incognito shortcut has been successfully created. Let's make sure It's functional, by double-clicking It.


Step Five:

As expected after double-clicking the shortcut, Incognito mode has executed In Google Chrome. Perfect!


Step Six:

What If you want to open Incognito mode directly to a website of your choice? Well, refer to Step Two above and select the command suited to your Windows 10 architecture (32-bit or 64-bit). Then add the URL at the end of the command. In my case, I've added this blog, namely https://www.windows10tips.com. Here's what my command looks like.
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -incognito https://www.windows10tips.com

Then follow the onscreen prompts until completion.


Last Step:

Upon double-clicking my Google Chrome Incognito shortcut, as you can see, It's directly opened windows10tips.com. Of course, you can navigate to any website of your choice.


Final Thoughts:

Almost all major browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Safari and a few others, support Private browsing but It's way beyond the scope of this article to cover the lot- particularly with In depth detail as per this tutorial.

So why did I choose Google Chrome? At the time of writing, It's the most popular browser that accounts for over 50% of Internet traffic! So my selection makes perfect sense. That aside, the Incognito shortcut Is not dedicated to the desktop per se. You can copy It to just about any directory on your computer, and use It thereafter.
Enjoy 😊




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