“Go Incognito” is a very useful extension for Google Chrome browser. It enables users to easily open the current Chrome tab in the incognito mode.
When you fire the extension (using its toolbar button, the context menu option or Alt + I keyboard command) it opens the current tab in an incognito window. Moreover, it closes that current tab, and removes it from your browsing history.
Install Go Incognito from Chrome Web Store.
How to Use?
To open the current tab in an incognito window, click on the toolbar button as shown in the above screenshot. Alternatively, you can right click any where on the web page and select the “Go Incognito” option present in the context menu.
Tip #1: Go Incognito offers a keyboard shortcut command: Alt + I. Use it to quickly open the current tab in the incognito mode. If this keys combination is not working for you, or you want to change it to some other combination, follow this guide.
Tip #2: By default, this extension closes the current tab, and removes it from the browsing history. But, if you like, you can set it to not close or remove it from the history. Visit extension’s Options page for setting up your choice. You can always change it later.
To change extension’s default options, right click on its icon on the toolbar, and select “Options” in the appeared context menu, as shown in the following screenshot. This should open the options page of Go Incognito.
Tip #3: Users can allow this extension in the incognito mode from Chrome’s extension page (chrome://extensions) to enjoy the reverse functionality. Using this feature, you can open an incognito tab as a normal tab just by clicking the extension’s icon on the toolbar.
This extension requires History permission from the users, which means technically it has access to your browsing history. This can worry some privacy-concerned users, but we would like to mention that this extension doesn’t access your browsing data. It needs history permission because it removes URLs from browsing history. None of our extensions track our users in any possible way. So, use it without any doubt.
Incognito This Tab
If you don’t want to grant history permission, we would suggest you to use our Incognito This Tab extension, which also opens the current tab in an incognito window, but doesn’t close the tab or remove it from history.
If you like this extension, please rate it 5★ on Chrome Store. Have any feedback or suggestion? Leave a comment below, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.