How do I open an Incognito (private) window on a PC using Google Chrome?

Accessing an Incognito window on a PC using Google Chrome

(Recommended for Leeds Beckett users)

An Incognito window is a temporary browser session that will not store cookies, browsing history or search data after the session is ended.  It can be useful when you have two logins to the same website - such as a private and a student Outlook email address - as it will not remember the previous login details.  However, it does not hide your activity from your Internet Service Provider or WiFi networks you connect to.

In Chrome this feature is called an Incognito window, in Edge and Internet Explorer it is an InPrivate window, and in Firefox and Safari it is known as a Private window.

Keyboard shortcut in Chrome: CTRL-SHIFT-N

Alternatively, you can open an Incognito window using the menu:

  1. Select the Customise and control Google Chrome icon in the top right-hand corner of your browser.

  1. When you click this, the drop-down list pictured below will appear.


  1. On this list select, New incognito window


  1. Once selected, your New incognito window will open.

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