Privacy is an important topic in today’s IT. We as a human being needs privacy to protect our life private from others and companies. We use browsers in our daily life and put a lot of private or personal data on the browser. In order to protect our privacy, we can use browsers incognito mode like Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, etc. In this tutorial, we will learn how to use or start a browser in incognito mode.
What Is Incognito Mode?
Incognito or invisible mode will not store information about the browser user in the hard disk drive permanently. This private data like search history, browser history, usernames, and passwords, etc. After closing the incognito window all URL and search history will be deleted automatically. This information will be not stored in the cookies.
Pages we view in incognito tabs won’t stick around in our browser history, cookie store, or search history after we have closed all of our incognito tabs. Any files we have download or bookmark we create will be kept. However, we are not completely invisible. Going incognito doesn’t hide our browsing from our employer, our internet service provider, or the websites we visit.
Chrome won’t save the following information
- Our browsing history
- Cookies and site data
- Information entered forms
Our following activity will be still visible to others
- Websites we visit
- Our employer and school
- Our internet service provider
How To Start Google Chrome Incognito Mode In Windows, Linux?
There are different ways to open the incognito mode of the Google Chrome browser in Windows and Linux. We will look at the most practical ways.
Start Incognito Mode From Google Chrome Menu
We can start Google Incognito mode after opening Google Chrome in a normal way. We will click to the
New incognito window from the Google Chrome many like below. This will open a new Google Chrome window in Incognito mode.
We will see the following incognito tab with the
You've gone incognito message.
Start Incognito Mode with Keyboard Shortcut
Incognito mode can be also started from a keyboard shortcut. We will use the following shortcut which is Control + Shift + N
CTRL + SHFT + N
How To Start Google Chrome Incognito Mode In Android?
Google Android Chrome is very similar to the desktop version. We can start an incognito mode from the Google Chrome menu with the
New incognito tab like below.
We will see the following tab which is explicit shows the incognito mode information.
How To Start Firefox Incognito Mode In Windows, Linux?
Firefox is another popular browser which provides incognito mode. Incognito mode in Firefox is called a Private Tab. We can open a private tab from a Windows or Linux operating system like below. We will click to the
New Private Window.
We will see the following screen which will say that
Private Browsing with Tracking Protection
How To Start Opera Incognito Mode In Windows, Linux?
Opera is another useful browser which provides unique features. Opera also provides support for incognito mode. We can open the incognito window from left upper corner opera menu by clicking
New private window like below.
We can see from the following screen that Incognito mode or Private browsing is started. We can see the message
Private browsing in the home screen.
How To Start Edge Incognito Mode In Windows?
Microsoft Edge is the next generation browser which is replaced for Internet Explorer which do not provides an incognito mode. We can start incognito mode in Microsoft Edge browser which is named as
We can see that we started browsing privately like below. The new tab is named as
InPrivate and left upper corner provides