Google Chrome can be forced to run in “Incognito” – private browsing mode when you launch it, by adding a simple command line switch. In Windows, right click on the Chrome shortcut and select properties. In the target area, just add –incognito to the end of the string. For profiles, use:
Firefox can be made to run in default private browsing mode, by adding the command line switch –private to the end of the target.
As with Firefox, add the command line switch -private to launch Internet Explorer in InPrivate mode.
Since Opera has per-tab private browsing (unlike the others), adding the -newprivatetab switch will load both a blank, private tab and whatever your startup preference is set to (last tabs, speed dial, etc.) in standard browsing mode.
Google believes that technology should work for you — to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t. A team within Google[x] group started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. The video above shows where the technology is headed
Google Chrome allows users to create multiple user accounts but if you want to keep your web history and passwords hidden from other Chrome users, you need to create a separate profile as explained below.
1: Launch Google Chrome and use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Del to clear your entire web browsing history.
2: Open Windows Explorer and switch to Chrome’s User Data folder available at:
3: While inside Windows Explorer, select the subfolder called “default” and make a copy of that folder inside the same “User Data” folder of Chrome. Rename that new folder copy to, say, Your_Name as shown in the screenshot.
For Windows 7 and Windows Vista
For Windows XP
C:Documents and Settings<username>Local SettingsApplication DataGoogleChromeUser Data
4: We will now reset this new “Your_Name” profile in Chrome to the factory defaults. Open “Command Prompt”, use the “cd” command to switch to the Chrome Application folder (where Chrome is installed) and run the following command:
5: Your new user profile in Chrome is ready for use. To run Google Chrome using this profile instead of the default profile, let’s create a shortcut. Right click anywhere on the desktop, choose New -> Shortcut and type the following in the location box:
For Windows 7 and Vista:
C:Users<user>AppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe --user-data-dir="..User DataYour_Name"
For Windows XP:
C:Documents and Settings<user>Local SettingsApplication DataGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe --user-data-dir="..User DataYour_Name"