Needing or wanting to use Incognito Mode every time you browse the internet, but tired of always having to manually switch over?  Now you can start in Incognito Mode automatically every time you open your browser.

Setting Iron & Chrome Up for Incognito Mode Auto Start

For our example, we are using the program shortcuts for Iron Browser. The same method is used for both programs.

Locate the shortcut(s) for Iron (and/or Chrome) and right click on them. Select “Properties”.

Once you have clicked through, you will see the “Properties” window with the “Shortcut” tab displayed.


In the address area for “Target:” you will need to add the following command to the end of the target path making certain to leave a single space in between the final quote mark and the incognito command.

An example of what the the target path should look like in Iron (the home folder name may vary based on your installation choices)…

Note: This is what the target path should look like for Chrome…

Once you have finished that, click “Apply”, then “OK”.

That is all there is to it!  Enjoy browsing the Internet anonymously!

Akemi Iwaya
Akemi Iwaya has been part of the How-To Geek/LifeSavvy Media team since 2009. She has previously written under the pen name "Asian Angel" and was a Lifehacker intern before joining How-To Geek/LifeSavvy Media. She has been quoted as an authoritative source by ZDNet Worldwide.
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