Chrome Incognito Shortcut – Chrome.exe –disable-web-security

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How to create Chrome Incognito Shortcut without getting “chrome.exe –disable-web-security” error.

Undoubtedly, Chrome is one of the best web browsers out there with some of the great features and one of them is its handy Incognito ability. With Incognito ability users can browse websites without storing any history information and Incognito mode can be enabled directly from the Chrome options menu. If you want to launch Chrome from desktop and also that it opens an incognito window instead of the regular one always then you just need to tweak a simple switch and set Incognito as Chrome’s default launch mode.

This method of launching Chrome in Incognito from its desktop shortcut is via a command line switch. For this first create Chrome’s shortcut to your desktop – navigate to its installation directory > right-click and navigate to ‘Send To’ followed by clicking ‘Desktop OR find Chrome in Start-up menu > right click on its icon and create the shortcut.

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After creating the shortcut, right click on it and select ‘Properties’ from the context menu (see the image below)

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You will see following in the Target field under the ‘Shortcut’ tab:

“C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe”

Which indicate that normal Chrome browsing mode will be launched whenever you will launch Chrome with History enable. Here you have to make changes by using a command line switch to tell the browser to launch an Incognito window instead. To do that, you just have to append at the end of the Target’ field command line i.e.

“C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe” –incognito

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You can create two Chrome desktop shortcuts; one for normal browsing and other for Incognito, Moreover, you can also change the icon which will help in differentiating as which icon will open Chrome in private browsing. After selecting the icon, click ‘OK’ / ‘Apply’ to save your changes; that’s all of it!