Can I disable incognito mode in google chrome? We have Windows 8 home version. I was able to do it on an older computer, but can't find the answer for this newer version.

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This answer to that question was found here I paste below the relevant one.

You will need to add an entry to the windows registry in order to disable it.

simply add the following dword entry in 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.

OR have this reg file do it for you http://www.mediafire.com/file/dylcbs7aqpjc9vl/incognito diable.reg

I haven't tried it myself, as I don't have Windows 8. Although it seems that it's working.


I have tried a software IncognitoGone and it is marvellous. It is a permanent removal of the private browsing system, and works well for Chrome and Internet Explorer. You can download it here.

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