To make it easy to open, you can create Chrome guest mode shortcut in Windows 10. Here are the steps to do so in simple steps.
When sharing the browser with other people, rather than giving them access to your own profile or creating a new profile, you can make them use the Guest mode. Compared to regular profiles, the Chrome guest mode is rather limited. For example, users in Guest mode cannot install extensions, Chrome settings, access browsing history, modify or create new profiles, etc. In addition to all this, when in Guest mode, the browser won’t save browsing data like the history, form auto-fill, etc.
Put simply, when sharing the Chrome browser with others, the guest mode gives you the best possible security and privacy.
Generally, you can open the Guest mode by clicking on the user profile icon in the Chrome browser window and then selecting the “Guest” option. If you are opening the guest mode too frequently, you can create a custom shortcut to open Chrome guest mode directly. If needed, you can pin the Chrome guest mode shortcut to the taskbar. The shortcut makes it possible to open Guest mode without opening Chrome first and then selecting the guest mode option.
In this quick Chrome how-to guide, let me show how you can create Chrome guest mode shortcut in Windows 10 operating system.
Create Chrome Guest Mode Shortcut
To make Chrome guest mode shortcut, you just need to add ‘–guest’ flag to the original program path. It is pretty easy to do. Here is how.
- Right-click on desktop.
- Select “New.”
- Select “Shortcut.”
- Paste “C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –guest in the location field.
- Click “Next.”
- Type a name in the field.
- Click “Finish.”
- With that, you’ve created a Chrome guest mode shortcut.
First, go to the desktop and right-click on it. Select “New -> Shortcut” from the right-click menu. This action will open the shortcut creation wizard. It will let you create any kind of program shortcut.
In the shortcut wizard, paste the below path (along with quotes) and click the “Next” button. If you look at the given path, it is nothing but the general Chrome.exe path. If the installation path is different in your computer, change the path accordingly. The “–guest” flag at the end of the path is responsible for opening Chrome in guest mode. The flag must be outside the quotes and there must be a space between the path and the flag.
“C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –guest
Now, type the name of your choice. This is the name you will see on the desktop. In my case, I just named it “Chrome guest mode.” Click “Next” after typing the name.
With that, you have a Chrome guest mode shortcut on desktop.
From now on, double-click on the shortcut to open Chrome in guest mode.
As I said before, you can also pin Chrome guest mode to the taskbar. To do that, drag and drop the desktop shortcut onto the taskbar.
That is all. It is that simple to create Chrome guest mode shortcut.
I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.
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