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Google Chrome Incognito Mode and New Window

Google Chrome has two type of windows that you can use. New Window is just a normal window which opens and is no different than other browsers new windows. Incognito window mode is something new introduced by Google Chrome which can be used to browse information without having cookies, which can make your browsing more secure.

 

Google Chrome New Window

The new window feature of Google Chrome is not any different than other browser's new window. It will open the url in a new, separate window. Google Chrome has introduced a new feature which allows you to open a new window by dragging a tab from the tab bar.

Open a New Window in Google Chrome

Step 1:
Click on the page menu.
Google Chrome Page Menu

Step 2:
Select "New Window" option in the pop up menu.
New Window

You can also open new window by dragging and dropping a tab from the tab bar or you can use "Ctrl"+ "N" shortcut key to open a new window.

 

Open a Link in a New Window

Step 1:
Right click on the link that you want to open in a new window.

Step 2:
Select "Open link in new window" option in the pop up menu.
open link in new window

 

Close New Window

Click on the "Close" button on top right corner to exit from a new window or right click on the top of the window and select "Close". (or press "Alt" + "F4" in the keyboard)

 

Google Chrome Incognito Mode

For times when you want to browse in stealth mode, for example, to plan surprises like gifts or birthdays, Google Chrome offers the incognito browsing mode. Webpages that you open and files downloaded while you are incognito won't be logged in your browsing and download histories; all new cookies are deleted after you close the incognito window. You can browse normally and in incognito mode at the same time by using separate windows.

Browsing in incognito mode only keeps Google Chrome from storing information about the websites you've visited. The websites you visit may still have records of your visit. Any files saved to your computer will still remain on your computer.

Example: If you sign into your Google Account on http://www.google.com while in incognito mode, your subsequent web searches are recorded in your Google Web History but will not be stored on your computer.

Changes made to your Google Chrome bookmarks and general settings while in incognito mode are always saved.
Google Chrome incognito window

 

How to Turn on the Incognito Window Mode

Step 1:
Click the Page menu on the right side of the google chrome browser window.
google chrome page menu

Step 2:
Select "New incognito window" option in the pop up menu.
New incognito window

Then it will open up a new window with the icon Google Chrome Incognito window icon(incognito icon) in the top left corner. You can continue browsing as normal in the original window.
You can also use "Ctrl" + "Shift" + "N" shortcut to open incognito window mode.

 

Open a Link in Incognito Window Mode

Step 1:
Right click on the link that you want to open in an incognito window.

Step 2:
Select "Open link in incognito window" option in the pop up menu.
open link in new incognito window

 

Exit form Incognito Window Mode

You need just click on the "Close" button on top right corner to exit from incognito window mode. (or press "Alt" + "F4" in the keyboard)