How to create a shortcut to quickly access incognito mode on Chrome, Firefox and Edge

In this article, we will guide you how to create shortcuts to quickly access incognito mode of popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge.

This simple tutorial by make tech will help you create quick incognito mode shortcuts for popular browsers. If you do not know, incognito mode does not save your browsing history, search history, cookies, passwords .

Now, let's get started on the main part of the article.

How to create a shortcut to quickly access incognito mode on Google Chrome

Follow these steps:

  1. Right click on the screen
  2. Select New> Shortcut
  3. Enter the path to the run file chrome.exein the Type the location of the item box
  4. Add variables --incognitobehind the path
  5. Click Next to continue
  6. Name the shortcut appropriately
  7. Choose an icon
  8. Click OK to save changes

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If you save your Chrome browser in the default folder, you can copy and paste the following code into the Type the location of the item box :

C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe" --incognito

How to create a shortcut to quickly access incognito mode in Mozilla Firefox

The way to do this with Firefox is slightly different from Chrome. Follow these steps:

  1. Right click on the Firefox desktop shortcut
  2. Select Properties to open the Firefox Properties window
  3. Access to Shortcut tab
  4. Add the variable "-private"behind the path in the Target box
  5. Click OK
  6. Run a browser

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Usually the path plus the complete command in the Target box would be:

"C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe" "-private"

How to create a shortcut to quickly access incognito mode on Microsoft Edge

The process with Edge is similar to that with Chrome. Follow these steps:

  1. Right click on the screen
  2. Select New> Shortcut
  3. Enter the path to the run file msedge.exein the Type the location of the item box
  4. Add variables --inprivatebehind the path
  5. Click Next to continue
  6. Name the shortcut appropriately
  7. Choose an icon
  8. Click OK to save changes

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If you're using 32-bit Windows, the path might look like this:

"%ProgramFiles%MicrosoftEdgeApplicationmsedge.exe" -inprivate.

Here's the standard path for a 64-bit version of Windows:

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%MicrosoftEdgeApplicationmsedge.exe" -inprivate.

Good luck.

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