Launch Chrome in Incognito Mode Directly from the Windows 8 Desktop

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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to open an incognito Google Chrome browser directly from the taskbar of your Windows 8 system. This will not open the regular Google browser, but rather, the incognito browser.

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Steps

  1. 1
    Move the mouse cursor down to the taskbar.
    This is the bar that runs along the bottom of the screen. In this demonstration, we do not have an icon here for Google Chrome. We will add one now. If this is unnecessary, skip to step 9.
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  2. 2
    Navigate left to the Windows button and click it.
    Alternatively, press the Windows keyboard key. Either method will open up the Start menu.
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  3. 3
    Click the downward-pointing arrow near the bottom left of the menu.
    This will open the Apps menu, which is a list of all applications installed on the PC.
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  4. 4
    Find Google Chrome.
    Scroll around to locate it, or click in the search area at the top right-hand corner of the screen and type in "chrome".
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  5. 5
    Right-click the Google Chrome application.
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  6. 6
    Left-click "Pin to taskbar".
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  7. 7
    Press the "Esc" key twice.
    It is located at the top left of the keyboard. This will take us to our desktop.
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  8. 8
    Mouse down to the taskbar.
    Now we have a Google Chrome icon here.
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  9. 9
    Right-click the Chrome icon one time.
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  10. 10
    Under "Tasks", click "New incognito window".
    This will open up Google Chrome in incognito mode.
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  11. 11
    Check for the "You've gone incognito" message.
    This confirms that we clicked the correct option, instead of accidentally clicking "New window". The incognito Chrome will not save any of our searches or information in the Windows 8 system.
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  12. 12
    When finished, close the browser by clicking the red "x" in the top right-hand corner.
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  13. 13
    This concludes our tutorial on opening an incognito Google Chrome browser directly from the desktop of your Windows 8 system without opening the regular Google Chrome browser.
    Thank you for choosing VisiHow. If you have additional questions, comments, or suggestions, please leave them in the section below. Otherwise, enjoy your incognito browsing.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Amanda, Grimm

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