Google Chrome, known for simplicity and speed has a lot of other features as well. It is all these features that have made Google Chrome the most popular browser today.
One of the features I truly like about Chrome is its incognito mode. Here’s how the incognito mode works:
- Webpages that you open and files downloaded while you are incognito aren’t recorded in your browsing and download histories.
- All new cookies are deleted after you close all incognito windows that you’ve opened.
- Changes made to your Google Chrome bookmarks and general settings while in incognito mode are always saved.
Browsing in incognito mode only keeps Google Chrome from storing information about the websites you’ve visited. The websites you visit may still have records of your visit. Any files saved to your computer or mobile devices will still remain.
For example, if you sign into your Google Account on http://www.google.com while in incognito mode, your subsequent web searches are recorded in your Google Web History. In this case, to prevent your searches from being stored in your Google Account, you’ll need to pause your Google Web History tracking.
Whenever you want to browse in stealth mode or utilize Chrome private browsing – You need to enable the incognito browsing mode.
Open an incognito window
- Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
- Select New incognito window.
A new window will open with the icon in the corner. You can continue browsing as normal in the other window.
You can also use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Shift+N (Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS) and ⌘-Shift-N (Mac) to open an incognito window.
Chrome OS also offers guest browsing as an alternative to incognito mode (but who uses Chrome OS?).