How to Browse in Guest Mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium  

    How to Browse in Guest Mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium

    How to Browse in Guest Mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium

    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    17 Feb 2021
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Browse in Guest Mode in 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.

    InPrivate browsing vs Guest mode in Microsoft Edge:

    • If you are browsing while using InPrivate or Guest mode, your autosuggestions are turned off. InPrivate shows suggestions from your local browsing, such as browsing history or past searches, but no typed characters are sent to your default search engine. Guest mode does not display any suggestions or send typed characters to your default search engine.
    • When you use Guest mode, autofill is not available and new autofill entries are not added. When you browse InPrivate, Microsoft Edge offers autofill entries, but new autofill entries are not added.
    • Collections is not available when using InPrivate browsing or in Guest mode.
    • When you use Guest mode, Microsoft Edge does not send Do Not Track requests. When you use InPrivate browsing, Microsoft Edge only sends Do Not Track requests if the Send "Do Not Track" requests setting is turned on for the profile you are using.
    • Guest mode and InPrivate browsing are disabled for a child if web filtering or activity reporting is turned on in Family Safety settings.
    • InPrivate browsing uses the location permission setting of the profile from which the InPrivate session was launched. Guest mode always asks you for permission before granting the site your location.
    • When using an InPrivate window, Microsoft Edge does not add closed tab information to the jump list. When using Guest mode, the jump list is not available.
    • InPrivate and Guest mode tabs are not restored on startup.
    • You are not able to sign into Microsoft Edge when using Guest mode or InPrivate.
    • Guest mode does not use the custom dictionary from the profile or any added languages.
    • InPrivate and Guest mode browsing data does not sync to your Microsoft account. However, favorites created during InPrivate sessions are synced across your signed-in versions of Microsoft Edge where sync is turned on.

    See also: Microsoft Edge Privacy Whitepaper | Microsoft Docs

    This tutorial will show you how to browse as a guest in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.


    EXAMPLE: Browsing as a guest in Microsoft Edge
    How to Browse in Guest Mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_guest_mode.png



    Here's How:

    1 Open Microsoft Edge.

    2 Click/tap on the Profile icon on the toolbar to the right of the address bar, and click/tap on Browse as a guest. (see screenshot below)

    How to Browse in Guest Mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium-microsoft_edge_browse_as_guest.png

    3 A new Guest mode window will now open.



    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 86
    Windows 10 64bit
       #1

    Are there any parameters to start in guest mode? Also are there any other useful parameters?
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  2. Posts : 64,502
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Jerry06 said:
    Are there any parameters to start in guest mode? Also are there any other useful parameters?
    Hello Jerry,

    You can use the following to either create a shortcut or command to open Microsoft Edge directly in Guest Mode.

    How to Create Guest Mode Shortcut for Microsoft Edge Chromium


    (Open Microsoft Edge in Guest Mode)
    msedge.exe -guest

    OR

    (Open specific site in Microsoft Edge in Guest Mode)
    msedge.exe URL -guest

    For example:
    msedge.exe www.tenforums.com -guest
    Last edited by Brink; 07 Aug 2020 at 11:12. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. Posts : 86
    Windows 10 64bit
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello Jerry,

    You can use the following to either create a shortcut or command to open Microsoft Edge directly in Guest Mode.

    (Open Microsoft Edge in Guest Mode)
    msedge.exe -guest

    OR

    (Open specific site in Microsoft Edge in Guest Mode)
    msedge.exe URL -guest

    For example:
    msedge.exe www.tenforums.com -guest
    Thanks so much for the quick reply.
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  4. Posts : 64,502
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Jerry06 said:
    Thanks so much for the quick reply.
    You're most welcome Jerry.
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