Google is testing a new feature for its Chrome users on Windows platform.
The latest Chrome update (Canary) on Windows build 86 has gained the ability to create a desktop shortcut for incognito mode aka in-private mode. (Via Techdows)
With this feature enabled, Chrome users on Windows can place a shortcut on their desktop to open a new in-private mode window.
This will certainly save a bit of time since users do not have to go through 3-4 extra steps.
What happens when you browse privately
- Chrome won’t save your browsing history, cookies and site data, or information entered in forms.
- Files you download and bookmarks you create will be kept.
- Your activity isn’t hidden from websites you visit, your employer or school, or your internet service provider.
Since this feature is still in development, you may want to activate an experimental option to get it working.
Follow the steps below (in order) to activate the feature on Chrome (Canary)
- Open Google Chrome and type chrome://flags in the address bar (and hit Enter)
- Search for “Enable Incognito Desktop Shortcut“
- Change the setting from Default to Enabled (restart if required).
- Now again, press Ctrl+Shift+N to open a new incognito window.
From here, you can simply create a shortcut as seen in the picture below.
We believe the feature will be soon available on the Microsoft Edge.