How to Make Chrome Private (Incognito) By Default on Windows 11/10?

Chrome is one of the most popular browsers on the internet because of its speed and features. There is nothing wrong with this browser, but you should change its settings for privacy reasons. While most people aren’t concerned about privacy, some don’t like to share the data with others. That’s why they keep cleaning up browsing history or running Chrome browser in incognito mode.

If you are one of those Windows users, they want to secure private browsing and always prefer incognito mode. You can permanently set Chrome to open in this mode. That said, when you open the Chrome browser, it will run in incognito mode by default. Isn’t that a good feature?

This article is for Windows 11/10 users who prefer to be safe over the internet and don’t want to share their data with Google or any other provider.

In order for Chrome to always run in incognito mode, you need to follow a few steps that appear in sequence.

How do I get a Chrome incognito icon on your desktop?

First, you need to add an icon to the desktop for Chrome incognito on a Windows 11/10 PC. This is also useful for Windows users who prefer to open the Chrome browser from the desktop shortcut. To do this, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Please navigate directly to the Chrome installation (usually C: Program Files Google Chrome Application), then right-click Chrome.exe (executable file). Now choose Show more options.

Step 2. Choose Sent to and then Desktop (create shortcut) Opportunity.

After following the steps above, you will be given a shortcut to the Chrome application on the desktop.

Step 3. Now right click on the new Chrome shortcut icon on the desktop and choose the properties Ability to open the Chrome properties Dialog.

Step 4. Navigate to the abbreviation Tab in Chrome properties Dialog and then click on the target Field and hold the cursor at the end of the text.

Step 5. Now enter a space at the end of the text in the Destination field and then enter -incognito. All of the text in the Destination field looks like this: –

"C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe" -incognito

Step 6. Click Use..

Step 7. Click OK.

Now double click the newly created Chrome shortcut icon to open Chrome Browsing in Incognito Mode. At the same time, you can also use Chrome’s previous shortcut icon to open it in normal mode.

Step 8. If you want to change the icon, right-click this Chrome shortcut icon on the desktop again and choose the properties Ability to open the Chrome properties Dialog box. Then navigate to the abbreviation Tab.

Step 9. Click on that Change icon Button. Select the icon you want to use for Chrome Incognito Shortcut and click the OK Button.

Step 10. Then click on the Use and then OK Button to change the icon of the Chrome Incognito shortcut icon.

Now you can start Google Chrome in normal mode or incognito mode by selecting the appropriate shortcut icon on the desktop.

How to access Incognito Chrome from the. to Start menu, you can pin it to start. To do this, right-click the shortcut icon on the desktop and select the On home page Opportunity.

If you want to pin the Incognito Chrome to the system tray, it’s straightforward in Windows 10, but you have to do one more step on Windows 11. Right click the shortcut icon on the desktop and select Show more options.

Now choose the Pin it to the system tray Opportunity.

After following the steps above, Chrome will be added incognito to the Windows 11/10 system tray. You can open Chrome in incognito mode by clicking the icon in the system tray.

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