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How do i turn off the incognito mode?

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How do i turn off the incognito mode? j_murray13 8/29/09 10:42 AM
I need to somehow disable the incognito mode so that it CANNOT be used on my computer. anyone know how?
Re: How do i turn off the incognito mode? dwight.stegall 8/29/09 3:30 PM
no way to do that. it is off by default. but someone can turn it one. no way to stop them tho
Re: How do i turn off the incognito mode? jitterbugh 3/9/10 6:31 AM
What the heck? I am the only user of my laptop, I'm 46 years old, I did not turn on Incognito mode or if I did inadvertently I have absolutely no idea how...so how to I get rid of it NOW? I loved the feature of the new tab having my recent pages on it. I'm quite irritated and if there is no way to now get rid of it Google will be hearing from me! Anyone have any ideas?
Re: How do i turn off the incognito mode? gunnarrog 3/24/10 9:19 AM
I also am frustrated by not being able to turn off the incognito mode. Would someone please post an answer to this problem? I want to be able to use the history of my browsing. It seems strange to have an option you can turn on, but not turn off again, so there must be a solution.

Roger
Re: How do i turn off the incognito mode? matthewlogue 4/30/10 12:54 PM
Only way I could get ride of incognito mode was to uninstall then reinstall chrome
Re: How do i turn off the incognito mode? †Tommy G.† 4/30/10 1:10 PM
Incognito cannot be disabled.  All it takes is clicking the wrench icon, and selecting New Incognito Window.  
Re: How do i turn off the incognito mode? ryannj 7/8/10 1:43 PM
Come join the main discussion here: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=741e43d8f080c213&hl=en
Re: How do i turn off the incognito mode? katwoman5519 7/11/10 9:55 AM
I too, had incognito turned on somehow and I do not want it on either. No way to turn it off?
 I really have a hard time thinking that a well known Google would put something in that cannot be shut back off.That does not compute with me.
Please, someone, tell me how to get it OFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!
LOL
Thanks
Kat
Re: How do i turn off the incognito mode? Amit Bhattacharjie 8/3/10 11:59 AM
I haven't tried this, but gonna after posting this suggestion for TURNING OFF the incognito mode. I will delete Chrome and reload. May be it might help me to get back to the way in which the sites get displayed after visiting them.
Re: How do i turn off the incognito mode? clairemaree 9/13/10 5:10 AM
I am going nuts! i have been trying to figure out what happened to my history and what happened to all the boxes with my most visited sites. I must have turned on incognito mode by accident and now i have lost all of it and cant get it back. This features were the main reason i was using chrome and i loved them. I have a mac and have uninstalled and reinstalled and it didnt make any difference.

Can someone please give me a solution to this as i dont want  to go back to using firefox?????

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Claire
Re: How do i turn off the incognito mode? caver_tim 9/13/10 7:17 AM
has the shortcut that you use to start Chrome got a command line switch in it that says something like "--incognito" ?
Re: How do i turn off the incognito mode? gaz2010 11/5/10 12:39 PM
I am incognito... you can't see me... can you? Hehe... Pssst hey buddy... wanna buy a watch?
Re: How do i turn off the incognito mode? dfishhyyy 2/8/11 11:38 AM
this is false!!! incognito mode ONLY applies when you open a 'new incognito window'. this is done by going to 'file' and clicking on 'new incognito window'. However, if you look right above it, it says 'NEW WINDOW'. by clicking on this you will get a normal new window that does not have incognito mode on.

another way of opening a new window with no incognito mode:

Hold down:   "command" and "shift" and press "N"
Re: How do i turn off the incognito mode? turquoisemere 3/26/11 9:35 AM
THANKS SO MUCH 'DFISHHYYY"!  Such  A SIMPLE SOLUTION---JUST GO TO THE TAB ABOVE TO GET A NEW WINDOW!

HOORAY FOR SIMPLICITY---ESPECIALLY AFTER ALL THE PREV POSTS SAYING THEY HAD TO UNINSTALL CHROME & THEN REINSTALL.

I JUST KNEW THERE HAD TO BE AN EASIER WAY---AND SO EASY!

A ZILLION THANKS TO YOU!!!!!
Re: How do i turn off the incognito mode? ssinha_3112 8/22/11 5:45 AM
ooo plzzzz sumbody tell mehow to block,delete,disable vanish or remove...but i just  want that there shld be no option"new incognito window"....plzz.....i luv chrome...if i dint get a way out i'll hav to uninstall it.....

hopefully,
Re: How do i turn off the incognito mode? Ronatola 11/21/11 8:34 AM
SOLUTION:
Create a file in notepad and enter this as its text.....

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome]
"IncognitoEnabled"=dword:00000000

....save it as noIncognito.reg (change the 'save as file type' extension to 'all files' when saving otherwise it will have a TXT extension and will not work as a REG file) and then double click the file to launch it and it should enter the right reg key and then you wont be able to open incognito mode.  It will be greyed out.
Re: How do i turn off the incognito mode? Sipylus 3/5/12 9:32 AM
You can disable "incognito mode" by uninstalling the browser. With adult websites getting "mobile friendly" these days, minors will be surfing the web with their expensive Android or cheap Tracfone devices or use the "InPrivate mode" on Internet Explorer that is most likely still installed on the machine's hard drive.