For those who regularly use a private window when browsing most likely have to open that window manually. But, what if we have a shortcut that allows us to quickly launch an incognito window without visiting the main window?
Turns out, there it is.
With a simple trick, you can create a Google Chrome Incognito shortcut that you can put on the desktop. It’s very convenient, fast, and no third-party apps are needed. Check out the guide below!
How to create an Incognito shortcut
1. Right-click on the desktop, go to New > Shortcut.
2. Copy and paste the following shortcut, then click Next.
For Windows 32-bit:
For Windows 64-bit:
3. Give a name to the new shortcut. For example, “Chrome Incognito”, then click Finish.
4. Now, the shortcut has created.
5. Double-click on it to see if it works.
How to change Incognito icon
This is just a suggestion. It won’t change the main features. However, by replacing its icon, it will give a signal that you are going to use the Incognito mode rather than a normal window. It’s pretty useful nonetheless.
1. Right-click on the shortcut, select Properties.
2. Click on Change icon…
3. Select the Incognito icon, after that, click OK. Feel free to change it with the icon you wish.
4. Now the Chrome Incognito looks more relevant.
You can also stick the shortcut to Taskbar and Start Menu tile.
The shortcut directory can be modified to automatically visit a certain page at launch. Look at the example below.
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -incognito www.asapguide.com
Alright. That’s it. No extension needed. With the Incognito window, you can browse without cache, cookie, history, and site data.