Always Start Google Chrome in Incognito Mode

Many popular browsers, including Google Chrome, have inbuilt functionality to run in private browsing [incognito] mode. This is a very important feature nowadays to protect the privacy of users while surfing the Internet. “Incognito” mode allows users to surf the Internet without leaving traces of their browsing data on the device which they are using. When you use incognito mode, browser does not store any data related to your Internet browsing like the websites you visited, history, downloaded files, forms data that you filled, cookies and so on. This is a very helpful feature when you are using a public computer.

If you are someone who takes your Internet browsing very seriously, you might want to configure Google Chrome to always start in the safe “incognito” mode.

How to Always Start Google Chrome in Incognito Mode

1. Right-click on the Google Chrome shortcut on the desktop and select Properties

2. You now have to add --incognito at the end of the string which is next to Target box as per the screenshot below (that’s 2 dashes immediately before incognito, no space between them)



3. Click on Apply and you are done !

From the next time when you double click on this shortcut, Google Chrome will always open in Incognito mode.

Anurag Upadhaya

FOSS enthusiast, I play Counter Strike, blog about Tech, love music, food, drinks and sleep @anytime. And I Google a lot.