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I was wondering if there is a way to open Google Chrome in incognito-mode by default? Sometimes I work with important web-applications in Chrome, and it is becoming quite a mission to do the ctrl+shift+n combo everytime.

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Not by default, but you can add a parameter to make it open in Incognito. From here,

  • Place a Google Chrome shortcut on the desktop (or any other desired location). enter image description here
  • Rename the shortcut to any convenient name like “ Private Chrome”.
  • Right click on the shortcut and select “Properties”. enter image description here
  • On the “Target” field add an –incognito to the end of program path. (Note: Make sure there is a space between the last apostrophe and the dash) enter image description here
  • Your incognito browser is now ready for launch. If you select “New Window” from settings, you will get a normal non-incognito chrome window.
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Thats a tricky move:) –  ajmalmhd04 Sep 25 '13 at 10:22
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Can you summarize that link, so that if the link goes dead, your answer is still useful? Otherwise this answer is prone to link rot. –  John Bensin Sep 25 '13 at 11:17
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there you go buddy Cheers –  CannotFindSymbol Sep 25 '13 at 11:37

Not at the moment.

And you should be aware that newly created bookmarks as well as downloaded files are always saved, even in Incognito Mode.

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