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Make Google Chrome & Iron Browser Start in Incognito Mode

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 is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 07/23/09

Comments (7)

  1. Tim

    Hi Asian Angel, great post :D
    I was wondering where did you find your Iron Browser, Clear skies Edition?
    I looked around a bit but couldent find a copy.. Can you give a dl link for it?

  2. Asian Angel

    @Tim – Actually that is the regular install of Iron Browser on my system. I gave it a custom name and chose the custom icon since I have more than one Iron Browser on my computer (the others are portables). ^__^ Giving all of my browsers unique designations like that makes it more fun for me and is also very helpful when using Launchy. ^__^

  3. Tim

    @Asian Angel, Lol kinda figured that but wasn’t sure ;D

  4. Caleb

    When Chrome tells you what to be wary of, it forgets one thing: be wary of Chrome returning the URLs of the sites you visit to Google before you press enter.

  5. Kalle

    how can I do this with the portable version of Iron?

  6. Asian Angel

    @Kalle – I do not think that it is possible yet with the portable version. :( I am hoping that is something that can become possible with future releases of Iron and Chrome…

  7. Kalle

    Let’s hope so! :)

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