How to browse incognito with Chrome

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Browse incognito with Chrome from a computer

To begin with, I want to explain how to browse incognito with Chrome using the features made available "as standard" by Google for its Web browser.

To be able to open a new incognito window, all you have to do is click on the button Menu Chrome (the one located at the top right with the icon of the three horizontal lines) and select the item New incognito window give the menu to compare.



Alternatively, you can start Google Chrome by clicking on its icon, wait for the browser window to appear on the screen and then use the key combination Ctrl+Shift+N su PC o cmd+shift+n su Mac and wait for the opening of a new window, this time enable incognito browsing.

If browsing the Internet you find a link to a site you want to visit without leaving traces on your computer, you can connect to it with the active incognito mode by right clicking on the link and selecting the item Open link in incognito window give the menu check if you press.

You can easily recognize a window enabled for incognito browsing from one, so to speak, "normal" because, compared to the latter, it has a different color as well as being accompanied by a warning that clearly indicates the thing.

By default, when you start browsing incognito with Chrome, the browser disables all extensions installed in the program. However, you can bypass this restriction by choosing to keep certain add-ons active even when browsing incognito. How? Now I'll explain it to you.

To be able to browse incognito with Chrome while continuing to keep active all or some of the extensions that you usually use when you are online, all you have to do is click on the button Menu Chrome, select the item Other tools from the menu that is shown to you and then click on the item Extensions give the menu to compare.



In the window that opens, locate the add-ons you want to keep active even in incognito mode and put the check mark on the box next to the item Allow incognito mode to apply the changes.

However, keep in mind that this is a double-edged sword: some extensions can store data from the sites you have visited incognito, so they are potentially incisive on the privacy factor.

Now that you finally have much clearer ideas on how to browse incognito with Chrome using the features attached directly to the browser, I want to show you a couple of useful extensions that you can use to extend the usefulness of the feature available as standard, here they are:

  • Incognito Filter - This is an extension that allows you to automatically open certain Internet sites chosen by the user in incognito mode. To use it, just connect to any page of the site to always visit incognito, click on the extension icon in the Chrome toolbar (the little man with the hat) and select the item Add website from the menu that appears. By doing so, every time the site added to the "black list" is visited during normal browsing, it will automatically open in incognito browsing mode. To remove a site from the extension list, just click on the extension's icon with the right mouse button, select the item options from the menu that appears and remove the site address from the list Incognito Websites.
  • Incognito This Tab - This is a practical extension that allows you to open the current page in incognito mode "on the fly" by clicking on its icon in the Chrome toolbar. Unlike Incognito Filter, it doesn't save sites to always open incognito.



Browse incognito with Chrome from smartphones and tablets

Surfing incognito with Chrome is an operation that, as well as from a computer, can also be done from mobile, using the browser app available for devices Android e iOS. Even in the case of smartphones and tablets, surfing the Internet without saving the history or other navigation data on the device in use is extremely simple, perhaps even more than from a computer.

To activate a new incognito tab on Android iOS all you have to do is start the browser by tapping on its icon, pressing the button menu located at the top right (the icon with the three dots or the three horizontal lines) and select the item New incognito tab from the menu that appears. Once this is done, a new browser tab will open in incognito mode.


You can easily recognize an incognito enabled card from a "normal" one because it has a darker color than usual.

If, on the other hand, browsing the web you find the link to a site you prefer to visit without leaving traces on your smartphone or tablet, you can connect to it with the incognito mode active by pressing and continuing to hold down the link and then selecting the item Open in new tab incognito incognito give the menu check if you press.

Keep in mind that to disable incognito browsing and therefore to be able to browse online as you usually do, it will not be enough to close the Chrome app on your smartphone or tablet. To resume your usual online browsing you will in fact have to close the Chrome window used for incognito browsing by tapping on the indicator of the number of open tabs located at the top of the app screen and then pressing on x which will be shown to you at the top right.


If, on the other hand, you want to keep open the window through which you can browse incognito with Chrome, you can also return to normal surfing the net without closing it. To do this, presses on the indicator of the number of open scenes located at the top, swipe to the right and select the tab on which you want to return and from which you want to resume surfing the net. Easier than that?

As for the extensions, unfortunately I am sorry to tell you but, unlike what happens on computers, on smartphones and tablets there are no tools of this type to browse incognito on Chrome.

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