How can I make my Chrome browser always start in incognito mode?

PapaRiver

I always use incognito mode online, which means I open my Chrome browser, then ctrl+shift+n to open a new incognito window. Is there a way to make Chrome start in incognito mode automatically?

Topic: Software
Answer this Question

Answers

4 total
Carla Manini
Vote Up (20)

Have you tried this tip?

jimlynch
Vote Up (19)

I googled and Chris seems to have the best answer. MakeUseOf has a similar article about this.

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-start-google-chrome-in-incognito-mod...

Christopher Nerney
Vote Up (18)

Here's an answer from Google's Chrome Forum

 

You have to add the -incognito switch to the shortcut Target box, and it will open Chrome in incognito mode.

 

To add the switch, right click the Chrome shortcut icon and select Properties. 

 

In the shortcut tab there is a target text box, with:

 

C:\ Documents And Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

 

Add the [space]-incognito to it so the very end of the URL looks like:

 

chrome.exe -incognito

 

And that should do it.

 

 

PapaRiver

Thanks for helping me solve my first world problem, Christopher!

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
CRM data offers all sorts of goodies for hackers. Now's the time to step up your protections.
Online volunteers from more than 80 countries around the world are participating in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease, which has killed over 2,400 people in West Africa.
A new study finds that scripting languages have a performance edge in completing everyday tasks
At a time when Web and mobile technology development have become top priorities, effective enterprise architecture matters more than ever. Here are this year's six winning initiatives
There are four distinct ways to schedule or automate the opening of applications and documents on your Mac using tools built into OS X.
Google's letting you run four official Android apps on your Chromebook. This hack lets you run ANY Android app on your Chromebook.
Open source SDN controller is commercial distribution of OpenDaylight Project code.
The release of Delve, the first application to use Microsoft's Office Graph machine learning engine, will be remembered years from now as either the genesis of a revolutionary technology or as a fireworks-style launch that dazzled everyone only for a brief moment.
CyanogenMod has an almost one-click installer to install the community-driving ROM onto your Android device.
Apple's new passcode-based encryption for the iPhone and iPad can be circumvented and provides only limited protection to data.
Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

randomness