How to Enable or Disable Incognito Mode in Google Chrome in Windows


If you donít want Google Chrome to remember your activity, you can browse the web privately in Incognito mode. However, downloads and bookmarks will be saved.

While in Incognito mode, Chrome won't save the following information:
  • Your browsing history
  • Cookies and site data
  • Information entered in forms

Your activity might still be visible to:
  • Websites you visit, including the ads and resources used on those sites
  • Your employer, school, or whoever runs the network youíre using
  • Your internet service provider

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the availability of Incognito mode in Google Chrome for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable Incognito mode in Google Chrome.


EXAMPLE: Incognito mode in Google Chrome
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Here's How:

The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome

IncognitoModeAvailability DWORD

delete or 0 = Enable (available)
1 = Disable
2 = Force


1. Do step 2 (enable), step 3 (disable), or step 5 (force) below for what you want.


 2. To Enable Incognito mode in Google Chrome for All Users

This is the default setting to make Incognito mode available to all users.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Enable_Incognito_Mode_in_Google_Chrome.reg

download


 3. To Disable Incognito mode in Google Chrome for All Users

This will disable and make Incognito mode unavailable for all users.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Disable_Incognito_Mode_in_Google_Chrome.reg

download


 4. To Force Incognito mode in Google Chrome for All Users

This will force Google Chrome to always open and use Incognito mode for all users.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Always_Force_Incognito_Mode_in_Google_Chrome.reg

download

5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

7. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

8. If Google Chrome is currently open, then close and reopen the browser to apply.

9. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


That's it,
Shawn