How to Create Chrome Incognito Shortcut on Desktop

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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.

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2. Copy and paste the following shortcut, then click Next.

For Windows 32-bit:

"%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -incognito

For Windows 64-bit:

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -incognito
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3. Give a name to the new shortcut. For example, “Chrome Incognito”, then click Finish.

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4. Now, the shortcut has created.

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5. Double-click on it to see if it works.

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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.

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2. Click on Change icon

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3. Select the Incognito icon, after that, click OK. Feel free to change it with the icon you wish.

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4. Now the Chrome Incognito looks more relevant.

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You can also stick the shortcut to Taskbar and Start Menu tile.

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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.

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