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Add New Tabs and Open Incognito Window in Chrome on the Computer

Google Chrome offers an excellent tab management feature where you can open new tabs and windows and launch the incognito mode, which is only the private browsing mode.

You can switch between the tabs and have a separate browsing session. You can also open separate windows to run on a split screen.

In this guide, I have shared written instruction about:

Add New Tabs in Chrome Window

The new tab within the browser helps do multi-tasking, where we can launch multiple sessions without discontinuing the existing one. These new tabs sessions work independently of each other. Here are the steps to open a new tab:

  1. Launch Google Chrome on the computer.
  2. Click on More vertical 3-dots icon for options and menu.
  3. Select the New Tab from the list.
    Chrome Computer New Tab Option Menu

It will open a new tab within the Chrome browser window on a computer desktop. You can switch to the previous tab by selecting the desired tab from the tabs bar.

You can also use the keyboard shortcut to launch new tabs in Chrome:

  • Ctrl + T — Windows OS PC
  • Cmd + T — MacOS machine

Alternatively, you can open a new tab by hitting the Plus plus add icon sign in the tabs bar. This will create a new tab, and you can continue the new tab browsing.

Add a New Window

While the New Tab feature helps create and multitask within the same window, the New Window helps launch the separate browsing window, which can have individual new tabs again. Here are the steps to open a new window:

  1. Launch Google Chrome on the desktop.
  2. Click on More vertical 3-dots icon for options and a menu.
  3. Select the New Window from the list.
    New Tab New Window Chrome Computer Browser

This will open a new separate window in Chrome for the computer. You can place two windows next to each other and easily switch between them.

You can also launch a new browsing window using keyboard shortcuts in Chrome:

  • Ctrl + N — Windows OS PC
  • Cmd + N — MacOS machine

Alternatively, you can also separate a tab and create a new window. Select the tab and drag it with the mouse cursor outside the tab bar. This will create a new window out of the existing tab.

You can also merge the window into the tab by dragging the window again back to the tabs bar.

Open an Incognito Window

One can quickly launch the incognito tab within the computer browser. There are no hardcore settings that we need to use. Just select the New incognito window command from the options list.

  1. Launch Google Chrome on the computer.
  2. Click on More vertical 3-dots icon for the options and menu.
  3. Select the New Incognito Window from the list.
    Chrome Computer Incognito Mode Window

This will open the new incognito tab in the Chrome browser on the computer desktop. As I mentioned, the browsing information within the Incognito tab is not stored anywhere in the browser.

You can also launch the incognito mode using the keyboard shortcuts:

  • Ctrl + Shift + N — Windows OS PC
  • Cmd + Shift + N — MacOS machine

You can also open multiple tabs within the same incognito window for ease of usage by hitting the Plus plus add icon next to the browser’s tab bar.

Bottom Line

Google Chrome is known for its multitasking capabilities. With features like a new tab, new window, and incognito tab browsing, multitasking can be easily handled.

Within the incognito mode, you also have the option to open new tabs. Chrome Computer assists you in managing and opening more than one incognito tab very smoothly. The same is the feature with the new tab and new window.

Similarly, you can open incognito mode and new tabs in Chrome on Android. There is no Window feature in the Chrome Android browser.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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