How do I set the InPrivate (Incognito) mode as default in Edge Browser?

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How to always start Microsoft Edge in InPrivate mode on Windows 11/10? If you share your Windows 10 computer with others and would like to keep the browsing history private by default, it is possible to make Edge always run in InPrivate mode. This post will show the complete steps to set the InPrivate or Incognito mode as default in Edge Browser.

What is InPrivate or Incognito Mode in Edge browser?

Microsoft names Edge’s private browsing mode to InPrivate. While browsing the web in InPrivate mode, Edge automatically deletes your local browsing history when you close all browser windows. However, your bookmarks and downloaded files will be saved unless you delete those manually. However, InPrivate mode does not stop tracking your activity across the Internet. Websites that you visit, your ISP, or organizations hosting your network (such as your school or office) can still watch your web activity by tracking your IP address or through other methods.

How to Start Microsoft Edge Automatically in InPrivate Mode on Windows 11/10?

If you want to configure the Edge browser in InPrivate Mode, do the following:-

Step 1. Right-click on the Edge browser shortcut icon on the desktop and select Properties.

Alternately, right-click on the Edge logo on the Windows 11/10 Taskbar, and when a menu pops up, again right-click on the Microsoft Edge and then select Properties.

Step 2. In the Properties dialog window that pops up, select the Shortcut tab. In the Target field, click on it and move the cursor position to the far right side. Press the spacebar to give space and then type “-inprivate” without quotes.

Step 3. Click Apply.

Step 4. Click OK.

After executing the above steps, when you open the Edge browser from the shortcut, the app will start in InPrivate or Incognito mode.

If you want to remove the default InPrivate mode, repeat the above steps, and in step 2, delete -inprivate.

Also Read:

  1. How to Disable Microsoft Edge InPrivate Browsing in Windows 10?
  2. How to Open InPrivate Browsing in Microsoft Edge?

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