How to Always Open Chrome in Incognito mode.

How to Always Open Chrome in Incognito mode.

If you looking for a way to make Chrome to always open in incognito mode, then continue reading below. When you launch Chrome in incognito mode, your browser activity remains private from other users who use the same device. In incognito mode, Chrome won’t save the your browsing history, cookies and the information entered in forms.

The manual way, to start a new Chrome session in incognito mode, is to go to Chrome’s menu image_thumb[10] and to select “New incognito window”, or to press CTRL + SHIFT + N.

Chrome New incognito window

In this article you will find instructions, on how to always launch in incognito mode.

How to Always Start Google Chrome in incognito mode.

If you want to always start Chrome in incognito mode, then create a new Chrome shortcut and modify it’s properties, as follows:

1, Right-click on Google Chrome shortcut and select Properties.
2. At General tab, add the switch “–incognito” (without quotes), at the end of the target line and click OK:

e.g. “C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe” –incognito

How to Always Open Chrome in Incognito mode.

3. From now on, when you start Chrome from the modified shortcut, the Chrome will open in incognito mode. *

* TIP: If you want to open Chrome in incognito mode, when opening a hyperlink (URL) from your e-mail or other program, then you have to modify the registry.  To do that:

1. Open the Registry Editor.
2. In registry, navigate to the following key:

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTChromeHTMLshellopencommand

3. At the right pane double click at the Default REG_SZ string value.

open url in chrome incognito

4.  Add the switch add the word “incognito” (without quotes), before the “%1” and click OK.

e.g. Change the value data from:

“C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe” — “%1”


“C:Program FilesGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe” –incognito “%1”

open url chrome incognito - registry

5. From now on, when clicking at a URL (HTML), Chrome will open it in incognito mode.

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