Google Chrome offers a feature called incognito mode, which is a private browsing window. It’s quite a great feature that offers privacy protection without changing browser settings.
The incognito mode does not save information such as browsing history, passwords, cookies, cache storage, etc., and deletes every detail on exiting the browser sessions. Hence, it’s often recommended to use it when you’re browsing on someone else’s machine.
I was using my sister’s laptop yesterday since my laptop’s battery was drained out, and I had an important document to work on. As soon as I started working, I switched to incognito mode chrome to avoid leaving any information behind.
Google Chrome also allows the opening of new tabs and windows within the same browser. The tabs are now browsing sessions within the same browser window. You can even open multiple new incognito tabs and new windows.
Open 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.
Here are the steps on how to open the incognito tab in Google Chrome for Computer:
- Launch the Google Chrome browser on the computer.
- Click on More for the options and menu.
- Select the New Incognito Window from the list.
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 chrome keyboard shortcuts:
- + + — Windows OS PC
- + + — MacOS machine
You can also open multiple tabs within the same incognito window for ease of usage by hitting the Plus next to the browser’s tab bar.
Open New Tab
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 in Google Chrome for Computer:
- Launch the Google Chrome computer.
- Click on More for options and menu.
- Select the New Tab from the list.
This 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:
- + — Windows OS PC
- + — MacOS machine
Alternatively, you can open a new tab by hitting the Plus sign in the tabs bar. This will create a new tab, and you can continue the new tab browsing.
Open 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 in Google Chrome for Computer:
- Launch Google Chrome on the desktop.
- Click on More for options and a menu.
- Select the New Window from the list.
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:
- + — Windows OS PC
- + — 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.
Bottom Line: Chrome New and Incognito Window
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.
As I mentioned, use the incognito tab to keep your data safe anytime you use someone else’s laptop or a public computer, like I did when using my sister’s laptop. Since I used the new incognito tab for browsing, I did not have to delete any information I may have left behind.
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 also open incognito mode and new tabs in the chrome android browser. There is no new window feature in the chrome android browser.
Do you use the incognito tab in the chrome browser? What do you generally search for in private browsing mode?
im on my school computer (Chromebook)Google Chrome) and i cant find the open incognito please reply to this
Hello Grady, did you followed the steps mentioned in this post?
I was in Incognito mode…i had grouped maybe 20 incognito pages into one group…thinking I would be able to recover them later in incognito mode…but it does not seem like it (((
How could I have preserved all tabs in Incognito mode…would I have been able to bookmark them all and later choose them??