The normal thing is that if we want to use Google Chrome with the incognito mode activated, we first have to open the application in "standard mode", go to the options menu and open a new private tab. But did you know that on Android we can skip all these steps and open the Chrome app directly in incognito mode? Let's see how it works!
First of all, surely you are wondering if this can also be done on desktop computers (Windows), and the answer is "YES". It is not as intuitive as in the version of Chrome for mobile devices, but it is an adjustment that will not take us more than half a minute. We explain it quickly a couple of paragraphs below.
How to open Google Chrome in incognito mode by default (Android)
When we use Chrome in incognito mode, the application stops recording certain data, such as browsing history, cookies or information entered by the user in the forms. This does not mean that Google is not aware of all this activity, on the contrary, but it does hide it so that no one knows which pages we have visited. Which, in a way, gives a certain degree of privacy to the user.
Note: If we are interested in achieving greater privacy when browsing the Internet, do not lose sight of the post "5 browsers for Android that do respect your privacy."
To make Chrome always open in incognito mode from an Android mobile or tablet, we just have to follow these steps:
- Locate the Google Chrome app on the home screen or in the app drawer.
- Long-press on the Chrome icon and you will see a drop-down menu with various options appear.
- Finally, make another long press on the option "Incognito tab".
In this way, a new icon will be created on the Android desktop, and by clicking on it it will give us direct access to the incognito mode of Google Chrome without having to take any intermediate step.
How to make Chrome open in incognito mode by default (Windows)
If we want to transfer this same dynamic to our desktop computer, the way to create a shortcut to Chrome's incognito mode in Windows would consist of the following.
- We create a shortcut for the Chrome browser on the desktop. To do this, just click on the Windows start button, locate the Chrome program in the list of available applications and drag it to the desktop.
- We right-click on the Chrome shortcut and click on "Properties”.
- In the "Direct Access" tab we go to the "Start in" field, and where the path where the Chrome executable is located is indicated, we add the tagline "–incognito" (leaving a space between the file path and the script) .
- Click on "Apply" to save the changes.
Normal mode: "C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Google \ Chrome \ Application \ chrome.exe"
Incognito mode: "C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Google \ Chrome \ Application \ chrome.exe" -incognito
Finally, if we click on the "Change icon" button, we can also select a new icon that will help us identify this modified version of the classic standard shortcut for Google Chrome.
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