Incognito Mode in Chrome gives users an option to not record sites they have visited, stop storing cookies and clearing of all other online activities after the user has closed an active browsing session.
Until now you have Chrome application launches in default mode, and then users have to switch to Incognito manually. Switching to Incognito mode was done either by selecting the ‘New Incognito Window’ option in the main menu, or by using the Ctrl + Shift + N shortcut on the keyboard.
Now Google has brought an option of creating Incognito Mode shortcut for Chrome anywhere in your system. This new option will be available in Chrome 86 Canary update. Even if you don’t have the latest update installed, you can still enable this functionality through Chrome’s inbuilt flags option:
- Launch Chrome and type chrome://flags in the address bar.
- Search for ‘Enable Incognito Desktop Shortcut’
- Select ‘Enabled’ from the drop-down menu
- Restart Chrome.
- Switch manually to Incognito mode, then click the ‘Incognito’ button to the right of the address bar.
- Click ‘Create Shortcut’
This way you can create a shortcut on your system desktop that will launch Chrome directly into Incognito Mode.
Happy sneaky surfing. 😉