How to Switch Current Google Chrome Tab Into Incognito Mode

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How to Switch Current Google Chrome Tab Into Incognito Mode

If you are a Google Chrome user you must be familiar with Incognito, a browsing mode that allows you to surf the web with no traces. Incognito mode will be helpful if you often use Google Chrome in an office’s PC. You can go to the Incognito mode by selecting “New incognito window” menu from the three-dots icon of Google Chrome that located on the top-right corner, or simply by pressing the ctrl+shift+n.

Sometimes, while browsing in the normal mode, you may meet a situation where you want to suddenly visiting a website that it should be opened in the Incognito mode. Unfortunately, Google Chrome doesn’t offer any feature to allow us switching a tab from the normal mode to Incognito. The only way to do that is by using an extension called Go Incognito. It’s a simple but useful extension. And, more importantly, consumes less memory

  • Open your Google Chrome and go to the three dots icon on the top-right corner and choose More tools –> Extensions

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  • Click on the Get more extensions link on the bottom and type “Go Incognito” on the search field. Or, you can simply visit this page. Add the Go Incognito extension to Google Chrome by clicking the Add to Chrome button. Once added, you will see a new icon next to the three dots icon on the top-right corner

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Usage

There are three ways to switch your current tab into incognito

  • By clicking on the Go Incognito icon on the top-right corner
  • By right-clicking anywhere on your current tab

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  • By pressing the alt+I

Every time you execute one of the three methods above your current tab will be closed automatically and will be brought to a new window in the incognito mode. It means that your current page will also be removed from browser’s history. In order if you want to keep your current tab in the browser’s history you can go to the Go Incognito Options and change the default settings

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