The Easiest Way to Automatically Open Websites in Incognito Mode [Chrome]

Automatically Open Websites in Incognito Mode [Chrome]

Incognito Mode in Chrome is a popular feature because it allows you to browse in private; your history is not recorded and cookies are deleted after you close all incognito windows. If there are specific websites that you only visit in Chrome’s Incognito Mode, using an extension like Incognito-Filter can save you an extra step.

Usually, you’d have to open a new incognito window and then type the URL that you want to visit. By using this extension, you can add websites of your choosing to be opened directly in Incognito Mode whenever you enter them in the address bar.

Once you install the Chrome extension, click on the browser icon and choose “Show Options” to add websites one-by-one on the options page. You can also browse to the website first, and then click the browser icon and choose “Add Website” to add the URL of the current tab to Incognito-Filter. Either way, the next time you browse to that URL, it will immediately open in Incognito Mode in Chrome.

Incognito-Filter

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3 comments

  1. so then anyone can look at your list of incognito sites in the extension? doesn’t sound very private.

    • Yes, if they have access to your computer User Account. Otherwise, no they would not be able to see them, because they would need a password to get into your account and access all of your info – not just these incognito websites, but other personal data as well.

  2. The whole idea of incognito mode is to leave no history or cookies behind – as these normally end up in your “own” profile / account, other people would need to have the access to your account (or admin rights) anyway before being able to consult this.
    So either they don’t have access and can’t see you list of incognito sites, or they do – in which case they will see your list of incognity sites – however, once you go incognito, no cookies or history (or almost none !!! – watch out for flash etc) will be left behind.
    The extension mentioned here is merely to fasten the process of opening sites incognito (by skipping the “open incognito window” step) – not to cover your tracks !!

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