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How to set up Incognito mode shortcut on Windows

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    Are you tired of having your browsing history, search history, and other information tracked every time you surf the web?

    Well, have no fear because Incognito mode is here! Incognito mode, also known as private browsing, is a feature offered by most web browsers that allows you to browse the internet without leaving any trace of your activity on your device.

    This means that your browsing history, search history, and temporary files will not be saved and won’t be available for others to see.

    Now, while using Incognito mode is a great way to protect your privacy, the default way to access it in most browsers is through the menu, which can be a bit of a hassle.

    But, don’t worry, I’m here to show you a quick and easy way to set up a shortcut for Incognito mode on your Windows device. This way, you can access your private browsing in just one click and maintain your online privacy.

    In this blog post, I’m gonna walk you through the steps to set up the Incognito mode shortcut for Chrome, Edge and Firefox.

    This will make it even more convenient for you to maintain your privacy while browsing the web. Stay tuned and let’s get started!


    Setting up a shortcut for Google Chrome

    Alright, let’s get started with setting up a shortcut for Incognito mode in Google Chrome on Windows!

    Step 1: Right-click on your desktop and select “New” then “Shortcut”.

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    Step 2: In the “Type the location of the item” field, enter the following: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –incognito

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    Step 3: Click “Next” and then enter a name for the shortcut, such as “Google Chrome Incognito”.

    Step 4: Click “Finish”.

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    Voila! You now have a shortcut for Incognito mode on your desktop that you can click on to launch Google Chrome in Incognito mode.

    But wait, there’s more! You can customize your new shortcut by giving it a new icon or by adding it to your taskbar for even quicker access.

    To change the icon, right-click on the shortcut and select “Properties”. Then, click on “Change Icon” and select a new icon. To add the shortcut to the taskbar, just drag and drop the shortcut onto the taskbar.

    And that’s it! With this Incognito mode shortcut, you’ll be able to easily access private browsing whenever you need it without having to go through the menu.

    As a reminder, keep in mind that Incognito mode only keeps your browsing history and searches private on your computer and it is not a guarantee of anonymity on the internet, it just makes it harder to track your browsing history on a specific device.

    Setting up a shortcut for Microsoft Edge

    Ready to set up a shortcut for Incognito mode in Microsoft Edge on Windows? Let’s do it!

    Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots at the top right corner of the window to open the menu.

    Step 2: Click on “New InPrivate window” from the menu. This will open a new window in InPrivate mode, Microsoft Edge’s version of Incognito mode.

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    Step 3: Once the InPrivate window is open, right-click on the Microsoft Edge icon on the taskbar and select “Pin to taskbar”

    Step 4: Right-click on the pinned Edge icon on the taskbar, right-click on the Microsoft Edge app on the menu and select “Properties”

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    Step 5: On the Properties window, navigate to the “Shortcut” tab, in the Target field append “-inprivate” at the end of the path and click on “Apply”

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    Step 6: Click on “OK” to close the Properties window

    There you have it! You now have a shortcut on your taskbar that you can click on to launch Microsoft Edge in InPrivate mode.

    Just as a reminder, InPrivate mode will keep your browsing history, search history and temporary files private on your computer, but it does not guarantee anonymity on the internet.

    And that’s all there is to it! With this shortcut, you can easily access InPrivate mode whenever you need it without having to go through the menu. It’s a great way to maintain your online privacy, and to access it even more conveniently!

    Setting up a shortcut for Mozilla Firefox

    Okay Firefox fans, let’s set up a shortcut for Private Browsing mode on Windows!

    Step 1: Open Mozilla Firefox and click on the three horizontal lines at the top right corner of the window to open the menu.

    Step 2: Click on “New Private Window” from the menu. This will open a new window in Private Browsing mode.

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    Step 3: Once the Private Window is open, right-click on the Firefox icon on the taskbar and select “Pin to taskbar”

    Step 4: Right-click on the pinned Firefox icon on the taskbar, right-click on the Firefox app on the menu and select “Properties”

    Step 5: On the Properties window, navigate to the “Shortcut” tab, in the Target field append “-private” at the end of the path and click on “Apply”

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    Step 6: Click on “OK” to close the Properties window

    And there you have it! You now have a shortcut on your taskbar that you can click on to launch Firefox in Private Browsing mode.

    Keep in mind that private browsing mode on Firefox, is meant to keep your browsing history and searches private on your computer and it’s not a guarantee for anonymity on the internet, for that you can use VPNs and other security measures.

    With this shortcut, you can easily access private browsing mode whenever you need it without having to go through the menu, it’s a great way to maintain your online privacy and also make it more convenient to access.


    Conclusion

    Well, we’ve walked you through the steps to set up shortcuts for Incognito mode, InPrivate mode, and Private Browsing mode for Chrome, Edge and Firefox on Windows.

    By setting up these shortcuts, you can now easily access private browsing mode whenever you need it and keep your browsing history, search history and temporary files private on your device.

    This is a great way to maintain your online privacy and make it more convenient to access.

    But, it’s important to remember that while Incognito mode, InPrivate mode and Private Browsing mode are great tools to protect your privacy while browsing on a specific device, they are not a guarantee of anonymity online.

    For greater privacy and security, it’s still important to use VPNs and other security measures.

    We hope you found this post helpful, and invite you to share your own tips for customizing and using Incognito mode in the comments section. As always, thanks for reading and stay safe online!