I get it, you want to disable incognito mode on your browser because you want your history and your data to remembered.
If you have kids and you don’t want them to try and hide their history or you want to track what they’re doing on the internet, disabling Incognito mode is the best thing to do.
Disable Incognito Mode Windows
- Hold down the Windows key + R to open Run
- Type regedit to open the Registry Editor
- Navigate to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome
- If there’s no Google and Chrome folder, right-click on Policies > click New and change the name to Google. Right-click on the Google folder and do the same for Chrome.
- Right-click the Chrome folder and click New > DWORD 32-bit value
- Change the name to IncognitoModeAvailability
- Double click on the file and change the value from 0 to 1
- Restart your PC and the Incognito mode option should have gone
If you have a child, they will no longer have the option to use incognito mode to browse privately – you will now be able to track what your child is doing on their PC.
Disable Incognito Mode MacOS
- Go to Utilities from the finder by clicking Go
- Open the Terminal
- Paste defaults write com.google.chrome IncognitoModeAvailability -integer 1 and click the Enter key
- Restart your Mac and there will be no option to enable incognito mode
Re-enable Incognito Mode
If you want to enable incognito mode again and have the option to browse the internet privately, you’ll have to change the value from 1 to 0 on your Windows PC.
On your Mac, you’ll need to run the command defaults write com.google.chrome IncognitoModeAvailability -integer 0.