How to Turn Off Incognito Mode (Windows 11/10)

If you require better privacy, then you truly go for the mode of incognito. Users can easily activate it through the modes of private browsers that are provided by all of the various web browsers.

It is better for the extra protection that a person can keep in their web Browsers to make it safe from all the various harmful websites. But what if after it’s using a person needs to deactivate it?

Well, it’s quite easy. As all of the browsers out there include their own browsing mode that gives the allowance to the users for using in browse to the internet even without the creation of a single record of the activity that they perform online.

For instance, various methods are there for performing it. Here we will understand first what is in actual the Incognito mode.

What is the Incognito Mode?

Incognito Mode is none other than the private browser which never leaves most of the tracks. It will easily erase all of the data in a temporary form that I used to capture by PC or in any of the devices that you are in current use.

As all of the privacy modes are not that similar and will also not retain the cookies, history of browsing, passwords, and even many more.

Here we have various procedures for disabling of Incognito Mode in Windows 10

Turn off Incognito Mode in Chrome

At the time when the users visit the Google Chrome, it will keep the data on the given page on the located hard drive. Such files are for the use of different kinds of purposes that are stored in the cookies.

Such data will provide the improvement of the experience of the browser. Other than this, if the privacy concentrate is there, then privacy matters too. Due to this only we have Incognito mode in Google Chrome.

It provides Google Chrome a type of protection by not letting the data of the local one which can be taken later. Such a mode will do the disabling of the web cache, along with the browsing history in the browser of Chrome.

Here are the steps on how you can open the Incognito Mode in Google Chrome:-

Step 1

Firstly, click on the icon of three dots that are located on the upward right side of the given screen.

chrome settings menu

Step 2

Now from the given menu, click on the New Incognito Window. Other than this, you can press together the keys of CTRL + SHIFT + N on the given keyboard for opening it in a quicker form.

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After the use of Incognito Mode, the disabling of it is needed. There can be various reasons why they require disabling of it.

Moreover, there can be a situation where children of people can take better advantage of the mode of Incognito and can visit the websites which may give a harmful effect on their mind. The various reasons for the disabling of Incognito Mode.

How to Turn off Incognito Mode In Windows 10

It can be various reasons for disabling the Incognito Mode in Google Chrome so let’s move towards the steps for it.

First, we have a few things that you should remember before accessing it:-

  • It is necessary to have the rights of administrators for the required account or the credentials of the administrator.
  • If it is the first time for the use of the Registry hack, it is a recommendation for the creation of the backup of the registry before the time of its modification.

Follow the given steps for it:-

Step 1

Firstly, perform the launching of the Registry Editor. For accessing this, we have to type regedit in the given search bar located on the Start menu. If a similar result occurs there in the search results, then click on it to open.

windows registry

Step 2

As when the box of UAC dialog appears on the screen, click on the button of Yes to continue further.

Step 3

Now in the given Address bar showing the Registry Editor, we have to perform copy-paste there. For that paste there Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies

And then click on the Enter key. We can also search for it there.

Hot Keys

Step 4

Then on the given panel on the left side, do right-click on the Policies and then open the New button. Then click on the Key and give the name Google to it. If you find that the key of Google is not there, then skip this step.

Google Windows

Step 5

By a similar procedure, we will create a key of Chrome under Google.

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Step 6

Now on the given right side, do right-click there and from the given menu do the selection of the DWORD (32 bit) value and then name it as IncognitoModeAvailability.


Step 7

Settle as set Value Data 1 to the IncognitoMode Availability DWORD value. For such a thing, do double-click on the given key, and then click on the OK button.

Step 8

Then close the opened Registry editor.

If Google Chrome is still running there then close it and give a restart to it. The option of New incognito Window will not be available there in the given Menu of Chrome.

Disabling Incognito Mode in Firefox

For performing this in Firefox, a file named JSON requires to be downloaded from the Github. These include various changes that need to be made along with which, JSON file is a must.

Follow the given steps for it:-

Step 1

Firstly, download the file of JSON from Github.

Step 2

Do the navigation to the installation of the Firefox directory.

Step 3

Now open or you can perform the creation of Firefox Installation directory.

Step 4

Do the placing of the JSON file under the required folder.

Step 5

Give a try for the opening the window of private one in the Firefox for a check.

If you find that it is not working, then give a try for the tweak of the registry as it can work.

Disable Using Registry Editor in Firefox

Follow the given steps for it.

Step 1

Firstly, type regedit in the given search box of Windows and then do the selection of Registry Editor.

Step 2

Now do the navigation towards HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Policies/MozillaFirefox.

We have to do the creation of a Firefox Entry if not created any.

Step 3

Do the selection of the final Firefox key located in the left pane and then do right-clicking on the space. Now select the DWORD 32-bit value.

Step 4

Give the name private browsing to it along with the value 1.

Step 5

Give a shutdown to Firefox and then give a test.

If it is working, then the method is successful.

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the frequently asked questions related to the turn off incognito mode with complete information with complete information.

How can I turn off Chrome’s Incognito mode?

In order to turn off Chrome Incognito mode on phone. Follow these steps. 1. On your phone, open the Google Play app. 2. When you find it, look for Disable Incognito Mode & install it. 3. Stop Incognito Mode by using the Disable Incognito Mode app. 4. Open the Settings menu by tapping it. 5. DisableIncognitoMode should be enabled in the settings panel.

How can I go from incognito mode to normal mode?

In order to go back to the normal mode from incognito mode follow these steps. 1. Tap the Open tabs icon in the Chrome app. 2. Drag Incognito tabs from the front from right to left. 3. To return to your usual browsing tabs, drag from left to right.

What’s the best way to get back to normal browsing?

Simply close Incognito Mode tab and open a new tab from web browser

Summing Up

As we have seen, Incognito Mode is a useful feature to have. But in case if someone is misusing it in your home, then disabling it can be performed. By following the above discussed, we can easily access it.

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