Run Browser in Incognito Mode or InPrivate Window

This document provides instructions on how to open some web browsers in a private mode to prevent caching of user data when using a computer, especially a shared computer.

Here is a website which has instructions on how to run a variety of web browsers in private mode:

Google Chrome:

To open an Incognito Window in Chrome, open the Chrome Menu by clicking on the 3 dots in the upper-right-hand corner of the browser window and select New Incognito Window. You can also use the shortcut Shift + ⌘ + N (on macOS), or Shift + CTRL + N (on Windows/Linux).


This message will appear after you select New Incognito Window in Chrome:


Microsoft Edge:

In Edge, this is called InPrivate window.  To open an InPrivate window in Edge:

  1. Open the Edge Menu in the upper-right-hand corner of the browser window by clicking on the 3 dots.
  2. Select New InPrivate Window.


KeywordsSSPR, chrome, edge, inprivate, incognito, password, reset, private   Doc ID130114
OwnerLinda W.GroupWestern Technical College
Created2023-08-02 15:40:18Updated2023-08-03 08:31:39
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