How to Disable “Incognito Mode” on Google Chrome PC

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Almost all browsers come with a private window feature so-called Incognito Mode. While this mode is always accessible, there’s a trick to disabling it completely.

In this guide, I will show you the easiest way to disable Incognito Mode on Google Chrome PC, so it forces anyone who uses it to rely on a normal window instead.

Check out the guide below!

1. Go to Start, search cmd and Run as administrator.

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2. Copy and paste this command to the Command Prompt window. It may automatically executed the command, but if it won’t, press Enter.

REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome /v IncognitoModeAvailability /t REG_DWORD /d 1
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3. Restart the browser. If you want to restart quickly without losing tabs, use chrome://restart on the address bar.

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4. Now, the incognito window on Chrome has been disabled. If you check on the menu, it won’t be available.

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In the same way, if you press the CTRL+SHIFT+N shortcut, it won’t launch a new incognito window.

To enable Incognito Mode back, use the following mode on Command Prompt, then restart the browser.

REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome /v IncognitoModeAvailability /f
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While this guide is to disable Incognito, if you wish, you can also do the same thing on the normal window. So the browser will run on Incognito only. Check out How to Make Browser Always Run on Incognito.

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