How to Open an Incognito Window

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What is Incognito Mode?

Incognito mode allows you to browse privately in any browser. It is a mode where your history and cookies aren’t saved after you end your browsing session. It allows you to surf the web as if you are a first-timer on the site. Every website you visit using incognito will assume you haven’t been on that site ever before. This means, there is no login information, no saved cookies, or auto-filled webforms. However,  you download or bookmark something, it will stay visible to all those who use your system even after you end the session. Also, it doesn’t protect you from virus and malware attacks or prevent your Internet service provider from seeing where have you been online

computerworld.com has a great article explaining the basic uses and utilization of Icognito Windows.

How to open an Incognito Window in Google Chrome on Computer:

Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl-Shift-N

1. Click the 3 vertical dots in the upper right corner of your browser

2. Select "New incognito window"

How to open an Incognito Window in Google Chrome on the Phone App:

1. Click the 3 vertical dots in the upper right corner of your browser

2. Select "New incognito window".

How to open an Incognito Window in Safari on MAC:

Keyboard shortcut: Shift + Command + N.

1. Once you have opened Safari, click on the "File" tab

2. Select "New Private Window"

How to open an Incognito Window in Safari on iOS:

1. Tap on the new tab icon in the lower-right corner of your screen

2. Select the "Private" option in the bottom left corner

(Your screen should now say "Private Browsing Mode")

How to open an Incognito Window in Microsoft Edge:

Keyboard Shortcut: Shift + CTRL + P

1. Click the 3 horizontal dots in the upper right corner of your browser

2. Select "New InPrivate window"

How to open an Incognito Window in Internet Explorer:

(Please be aware that Internet Explorer was discontinued June 15th, 2022, and will no longer receive updates)

Keyboard Shortcut: Shift + CTRL + P

1. Click on the cog wheel at the top right side of your screen

2. Under the "Safety" tab select "InPrivate Browsing"

How to open an Incognito Window in Mozilla Firefox:

Keyboard shortcut (windows): Shift + CTRL + P

Keyboard shortcut (macOS): Shift + Command + P

1. Click on the 3 vertical lines in the upper right corner of your browser

2. Select "New Private Window"

 

 

 

 

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Article ID: 8085
Created
Sun 7/31/22 9:21 PM
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