Google Chrome manually saves the browsing history, cookies, site data, passwords, and other information that you enter in forms. If you don’t want your browsing data saved in Google Chrome, there’s an incognito mode for it.
Incognito is a private browsing mode in Google Chrome that doesn’t keep a record of your browsing data. Only Downloads and Bookmarks are saved unless you manually clear them. Going Incognito doesn’t mean that third-party apps across the internet couldn’t track you.
In this guide, we will show you how to set incognito default google chrome mode on Windows 10.
Setting Incognito Default Google Chrome Mode on Windows 10
Follow the guide to learn how you can always start google chrome in incognito mode on Windows 10:
- Navigate to the shortcut that you use to open Google Chrome; it could be in the Start menu or pinned to the taskbar. Right-click on the Google Chrome icon. From the pop-up menu that appears, select “Properties”.
- From the Google Chrome, Properties window locates to the “Target” text box in the “Shortcut” tab.
- The “Target” text box contains a Google Chrome path address. This is the path that runs every time you open Google Chrome.
Target looks similar to:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.”
- Edit the path of target path by clicking on the end of it, press the spacebar and type “-incognito”. Make sure you type this outside the link’s quotation marks.
- Click on “OK’ to save changes that you have just made.
The next time you will launch Google Chrome, it will open in incognito mode. The changes have only been made to the shortcut that you modified. If you will open Google Chrome from some other shortcut, it will have a normal mode that saves your browsing data.