How to Disable Incognito Mode in Chrome on Windows 11 or 10?


Incognito Mode in Chrome is Google’s implementation of private browsing. Users can activate this mode and surf the internet without Chrome recording cookies, usernames, or history. It can be a concern for parents because it could allow children to view inappropriate material without leaving any traces behind. Incognito Mode in Chrome is similar to Private Browsing.

This risewindows article will help you to turn off incognito mode in the Google Chrome browser on Windows 11 or 10. You can monitor your child’s online activities and browsing history by turning off incognito mode.

How to Turn Off Incognito Mode in Google Chrome on Windows 11 or 10?

Do these steps to disable incognito mode in the Chrome browser on Windows 11 or 10:-

Step 1. First, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. After that, navigate to the following key in the left sidebar of the Registry Editor window:-


Step 3. Next, right-click on the Policies folder in the left sidebar to select New > Key.

Step 4. Name the new key Google.

Step 5. Right-click on the Google folder in the left sidebar to select New > Key.

Step 6. Name this new key to Chrome.

Step 7. Again, right-click on the Chrome folder to select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 8. Name this new REG_DWORD as IncognitoModeAvailability.

Step 9. Next, double-click on the IncognitoModeAvailability REG_DWORD to set its “Value data” to 1.

Step 10. Hit OK.

Step 11. Shut the Chrome browser and open it again.

After completing the above steps, you will see that the option “New Incognito window” is greyed out and unclickable.

In the future, if you want to turn on Incognito mode in the Chrome browser, open Registry Editor and browse to the following path in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-


Then, right-click the IncognitoModeAvailability REG_DWORD to select the Delete option. When prompted, tap on the Yes button to confirm.

You can also make Chrome Private (Incognito) mode by default on Windows 11 or 10.

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