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    How to Create InPrivate Browsing Shortcut for Microsoft Edge Chromium

    How to Create InPrivate Browsing Shortcut for Microsoft Edge Chromium

    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    11 Oct 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Create InPrivate Browsing Shortcut for Microsoft Edge Chromium


    Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

    The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

    You can browse the web in Microsoft Edge in normal mode with different profiles, InPrivate browsing mode, and Guest mode.

    InPrivate browsing is a private browsing mode in which no browsing history, download history, cookies and site data, and form fill data are remembered. Microsoft Edge saves downloaded files as well as any new favorites created while browsing InPrivate. By default, while browsing InPrivate, Microsoft does not collect any info about websites you visit for product improvement purposes. Your school, workplace, or internet service provider may still be able to see your browsing activity. Browsing data for the specific InPrivate session is cleared after all InPrivate windows are closed.

    Guest mode is a temporary instance of a fresh profile. It allows you to browse on another user's device without modifying the signed-in profile. Browsing data from Guest mode such as favorites, browsing history, passwords, and form fill data does not persist after you close all Guest mode windows. Downloaded files are stored on the device, but the history of the downloads is deleted. Guest mode allows you to browse the web without being signed into other sites automatically. Microsoft Edge does not send websites any info to indicate that the user is browsing in Guest mode. When you use Guest mode, permission to collect diagnostic data about how you use the browser and websites you visit is taken from the profile of Microsoft Edge from which the Guest mode session was launched. All browsing data for the specific Guest mode session is cleared after all Guest windows are closed.

    This tutorial will show you how to create a shortcut that directly opens an InPrivate browsing window in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.


    EXAMPLE: Microsoft Edge InPrivate browsing window
    How to Create InPrivate Browsing Shortcut for Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_inprivate_browsing.png



    Here's How:

    1 Right click or press and hold on the desktop (Win+D), click/tap on New, and click/tap on Shortcut.

    2 Type the location you want to use below for either Microsoft Edge Stable, Beta, Dev, or Canary depending on if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows installed, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    How to Create InPrivate Browsing Shortcut for Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_inprivate_browsing_shortcut-1.png

     Microsoft Edge Stable

    (32-bit Windows - Opens new Microsoft Edge Stable InPrivate browsing window)
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate

    (32-bit Windows - Opens new Microsoft Edge Stable InPrivate browsing window always in new window)
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate -new-window

    OR

    (32-bit Windows - Opens new Microsoft Edge Stable InPrivate browsing window to a specific site)
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate URL

    (32-bit Windows - Opens new Microsoft Edge Stable InPrivate browsing window to a specific site always in new window)
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate -new-window URL

    Substitute URL in the location above with the actual URL address (ex: https://www.tenforums.com) of the website you want to create a shortcut to.

    For example: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate https://www.tenforums.com


    OR

    (64-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Stable InPrivate browsing window)
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate

    (64-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Stable InPrivate browsing window always in new window)
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate -new-window

    OR

    (64-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Stable InPrivate browsing window to a specific site)
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate URL

    (64-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Stable InPrivate browsing window to a specific site always in new window)
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate -new-window URL

    Substitute URL in the location above with the actual URL address (ex: https://www.tenforums.com) of the website you want to create a shortcut to.

    For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate https://www.tenforums.com



     Microsoft Edge Beta

    (32-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Beta InPrivate browsing window)
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Edge Beta\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate

    (32-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Beta InPrivate browsing window always in new window)
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Edge Beta\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate -new-window

    OR

    (32-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Beta InPrivate browsing window to a specific site)
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Edge Beta\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate URL

    (32-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Beta InPrivate browsing window to a specific site always in new window)
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Edge Beta\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate -new-window URL

    Substitute URL in the location above with the actual URL address (ex: https://www.tenforums.com) of the website you want to create a shortcut to.

    For example: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Edge Beta\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate https://www.tenforums.com


    OR

    (64-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Beta InPrivate browsing window)
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Beta\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate

    (64-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Beta InPrivate browsing window always in new window)
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Beta\Application\msedge.exe" -new-window -inprivate

    OR

    (64-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Beta InPrivate browsing window to a specific site)
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Beta\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate URL

    (64-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Beta InPrivate browsing window to a specific site always in new window)
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Beta\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate -new-window URL

    Substitute URL in the location above with the actual URL address (ex: https://www.tenforums.com) of the website you want to create a shortcut to.

    For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Beta\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate https://www.tenforums.com



     Microsoft Edge Dev

    (32-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Dev InPrivate browsing window)
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate

    (32-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Dev InPrivate browsing window always in new window)
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate -new-window

    OR

    (32-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Dev InPrivate browsing window to a specific site)
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate URL

    (32-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Dev InPrivate browsing window to a specific site always in new window)
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate -new-window URL

    Substitute URL in the location above with the actual URL address (ex: https://www.tenforums.com) of the website you want to create a shortcut to.

    For example: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate https://www.tenforums.com


    OR

    (64-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Dev InPrivate browsing window)
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate

    (64-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Dev InPrivate browsing window always in new window)
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate -new-window

    OR

    (64-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Dev InPrivate browsing window to a specific site)
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate URL

    (64-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Dev InPrivate browsing window to a specific site always in new window)
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate -new-window URL

    Substitute URL in the location above with the actual URL address (ex: https://www.tenforums.com) of the website you want to create a shortcut to.

    For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate https://www.tenforums.com



     Microsoft Edge Canary

    (32-bit and 64-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Canary InPrivate browsing window)
    "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge SxS\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate

    (32-bit and 64-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Canary InPrivate browsing window always in new window)
    "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge SxS\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate -new-window

    OR

    (32-bit and 64-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Canary InPrivate browsing window to a specific site)
    "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge SxS\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate URL

    (32-bit and 64-bit Windows - Opens Microsoft Edge Canary InPrivate browsing window to a specific site always in new window)
    "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge SxS\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate -new-window URL

    Substitute URL in the location above with the actual URL address (ex: https://www.tenforums.com) of the website you want to create a shortcut to.

    For example: "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge SxS\Application\msedge.exe" -inprivate https://www.tenforums.com


    3 Type a name (ex: "Microsoft Edge InPrivate") you want for this shortcut, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

    How to Create InPrivate Browsing Shortcut for Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_inprivate_browsing_shortcut-2.png

    4 If you like, you can change icon, Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. vaivay's Avatar
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10 x64
       #1

    i make shortcut -inprivate but when pin to taskbar not start in browser Is opening Separate in Another Edge Window,how i fix this ?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,987
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
    Thread Starter
       #2

    vaivay said:
    i make shortcut -inprivate but when pin to taskbar not start in browser Is opening Separate in Another Edge Window,how i fix this ?
    Hello vaivay,

    It appears to be normal for the shortcut to open a new separate InPrivate window.

    You will need to open a new tab in the InPrivate window to keep it in the same window.
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  3. vaivay's Avatar
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10 x64
       #3

    Brink hello!
    I tried but when unpin -inprivate from taskbar open normal edge browser,you can make a videotutorial please
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,987
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
    Thread Starter
       #4

    @vaivay,

    I'm not sure what you want. You have a normal Microsoft Edge shortcut on the taskbar by default.

    If you unpin the InPrivate shortcut you pinned, then only the default shortcut above is still there.

    What did you need?
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  5. vaivay's Avatar
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10 x64
       #5

    now it is ok,thank you !
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,987
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
    Thread Starter
       #6

    vaivay said:
    now it is ok,thank you !
    Great news.

    What turned out to be the issue?
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  7. vaivay's Avatar
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10 x64
       #7

    click right on pin in taskbar,properties and add -inprivate
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,987
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21376
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       #8

    vaivay said:
    click right on pin in taskbar,properties and add -inprivate
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  9. atinfo's Avatar
    Posts : 124
    Windows 10 Enterprise (x64)
       #9

    Hi @Brink

    Is there any trick to use "InPrivate Window" as default browser? (clicking on external links or URLs shortcut on "Desktop" open in "InPrivate Window" as default instead of "New Window")
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