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I'm trying to use an incognito window so that I can test have a clean slate on cookies without restarting my browser. Unfortunately, incognito windows are disabled for some reason. Does anyone know why that is? I'm on Windows 7 using Chrome 18.0.1025.168 m.

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simply add the following dword entry i the registry as this link describes http://dev.chromium.org/administrators/policy-list-3#IncognitoModeAvailability

Windows registry location: Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\IncognitoModeAvailability

Supported on: Google Chrome (Linux, Mac, Windows) since version 14 Google Chrome OS (Google Chrome OS) since version 0.14

Description: Specifies whether the user may open pages in Incognito mode in Google Chrome. If 'Enabled' is selected, pages may be opened in Incognito mode. If 'Disabled' is selected, pages may not be opened in Incognito mode. If 'Forced' is selected, pages may be opened ONLY in Incognito mode. 0 = Incognito mode available. 1 = Incognito mode disabled. 2 = Incognito mode forced.

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Ahh, it must be disabled on my work system. That's too bad since it hinders my development. +1 for the info, thanks! –  Matt Huggins May 2 '12 at 14:51

I was really confused about this two until I finally stumbled upon it. Go to Chrome settings and click on Extensions and there should be an Allow incognito section that will be unchecked. Check chrome://chrome/extensions/ and have fun doing whatever you want on Chrome.

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That option is for allowing that particular extension to run in incognito. It does not fix the problem. –  Power-Inside Dec 16 '12 at 5:48

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