Is there a way (except click-right → Open Link in Incognito Window) to make Google Chrome open all links in an incognito window from normal browsing mode?
I am not sure if you can suddenly switch all links to open in incognito mode, but extensions like Ghost Incognito will ensure that some links always open in incognito mode, this defeats the purpose of incognito mode.
incognito button and Incognito Tab switch will help you switch your current tabs to incognito mode.
I know this is old but I wanted to do the same thing and could not find the answer anywhere so I decided to post my solution.
Note that all links launched from a shell command will be in incognito, original chrome desktop shortcut etc still launch chrome in standard mode.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ChromeHTML\shell\open\command] @="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Google\\Chrome\\Application\\chrome.exe\" --incognito -- \"%1\" "
I tried the other variation on this thread first but that didn't work... Here is what worked on my machine.
I'm on Windows 10 Pro, v.1903
Using RegEdit, I changed:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ChromeHTML\shell\open\command] From: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -- "%1" To: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --incognito -- "%1"
Double-clicking .url file now opens it in private mode :-) Thanks bwDraco!
First create shortcut of Google chrome in desktop. Then Rename that shortcut to any convenient name like: new chrome.
Then Right click on shortcut and select properties. You will see a Shortcut menu there. In the shortcut menu, go to Target field and add --incognito at end of the path. But make sure there is a space between double quote and dash.
Now open this shortcut chrome and you will see that your incognito chrome is ready.
Hope this will help you. Thank you.