Always Open Chrome, Firefox or Edge Browser in incognito Mode on Windows 10

Incognito mode is a browser mode in which your history or tracking data is saved which is a great feature for people who are concerned about their internet activity or tracking ads online. But users have to enable this option manually, but there are ways to always open Chrome, Firefox or Edge browser in incognito mode. Here is how!

Users can easily switch between incognito mode by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + N keyboard shortcut. Although, there are various methods available by which you can easily start an Incognito session in Google Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge Chromium. Nevertheless, the easiest way is through the Taskbar Shortcut.

However, you’ll need to be first logged in as an administrator on your Windows 10 PC and then follow the guide step-by-step carefully. So, let’s get started with our complete guide and see how we can open the different browsers in Incognito Mode on Windows 10 PC without taking your valuable time.

Always Open Chrome, Firefox or Edge Browser in incognito Mode on Windows 10

Always Open Chrome, Firefox or Edge Browser In Incognito Mode On Windows 10

Here, we will discuss various methods to always open the browsers in Incognito Mode on Windows 10 PC. So, let’s get directly focused on the steps:

Chrome In Incognito Mode By Modifying Target Path Method

First of all, you need to create a shortcut for Google Chrome on the desktop. For this, go to the Chrome installation folder and right-click on the executable file option (chrome.exe). Then, simply choose the option Desktop from the down menu to create a shortcut.

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Always Open Chrome, Firefox or Edge Browser in incognito Mode on Windows 10

After that, on the desktop, right-click on the Chrome shortcut icon and click on the Properties option from the drop-down menu.

Now, inside the properties window, click on the Shortcut tab. Then, as we see in the picture, you need to click on the Target option and add  -incognito, but don’t forget to give space before the hyphen. After that, hit the OK.

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Always Open Chrome, Firefox or Edge Browser in incognito Mode on Windows 10

Note: You need to give it admin permission when asked for it.

You also have an option to replace the Chrome shortcut icon with Google’s Incognito icon. To do so, simply click on the Change Icon button and from the list, choose the incognito icon and hit the OK button.

Using Windows Registry (Regedit)

Firstly, go to the Windows registry editor by searching for it in Cortana Windows Search.

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After that, go to Computer>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. Then, you should click on the SOFTWARE POLICIES found in the left pane.

Now, create a folder and name the new entry by Google. To do so, right-click on Policies followed by New and then key.

After that, to create another key, right-click on the newly created Google folder and named it Chrome, as shown in the picture below.

Now, choose the new Chrome folder and right-click on the empty right window. Then, select new from the drop-down menu.

Then, click on the DWORD (32-bit) Value from the drop-down menu.

Always Open Chrome, Firefox or Edge Browser in incognito Mode on Windows 10

Now, you just need to name the new entry IncognitoModeAvailability.

After that, right-click on it and choose the option to Modify from the drop-down menu.

A new window appears, which have an option Value data. Put a value of 2 inside the value data tab and click on OK in order to save your settings. Now, restart Chrome to see if the changes are applied or not.

Open Mozilla Firefox with incognito mode Using Desktop Shortcut

First of all, you need to create a shortcut for Mozilla Firefox on a desktop. For this, go to the Chrome installation folder and right-click on the executable file option (Firefox.exe). Then, simply choose the option Desktop from the down menu to create a shortcut.

Always Open Chrome, Firefox or Edge Browser in incognito Mode on Windows 10

After that, on the desktop, right-click on the Firefox shortcut icon and from the drop-down menu, click on the Properties option.

Note: You need to give it admin permission when asked for it.

Now, inside the properties window, click on the Shortcut tab. Then, as we see in the picture, you need to do the same, click on the Target option and add  -private-window, but don’t forget to give space before the hyphen. After that, hit the OK.

Open Mozilla Firefox with incognito mode using In-app Settings

The first and foremost step is to open the Firefox settings, click on the three parallel lines located at the top-right corner of the window, and then select the option from the drop-down menu.

Now, from the left pane, choose the option Privacy and Security and then scroll down to find out the History section on the right-hand side.

After that, a drop-down menu will appear. You need to choose the option Use custom settings for history.

Always Open Chrome, Firefox or Edge Browser in incognito Mode on Windows 10

Now, simply checkmark the box present in front of Always Use Private Browsing Mode.

Then, restart the Mozilla Firefox and see I the changes is applied successfully or not.

Open Incognito Mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium

First of all, you need to create a shortcut for Microsoft Edge on a desktop. For this, go to the Microsoft Edge installation folder found in local disk C and right-click on the executable file option (msedge.exe). Then, simply choose the option Desktop from the down menu to create a shortcut.

After that, on the desktop, right-click on the Microsoft Edge shortcut icon and from the drop-down menu, click on the Properties option.

Now, inside the properties window, click on the Shortcut tab. Then, as we see in the picture, you need to do the same, click on the Target option and add  -in private, but don’t forget to give space before the hyphen. After that, hit the OK.

You need to give it admin permission when asked for it.

Conclusion

Incognito mode run by default mode is a great feature for people who use the internet but don’t want to keep a history of it. It will also prevent websites and ad markets to track you or mine your data. With our digital world more into people tracking ad serving, incognito mode can definitely help you.

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