Incognito (or Private) Window

Incognito or Private windows, the browser won't save the browsing history, cookies, site data, or information entered on forms by users. This can be helpful to troubleshoot issues experienced on websites and forms. Please note, some institutions and organizations may limit the ability to utilize this feature. For example, if you use a Chromebook issued by your school, you may not have access to Incognito windows. 

Google Chrome on Windows OS: 

Keyboard Shortcut: 

  1. Open your Chrome browser as normal.
  2. Ctrl + Shift + N

OR

  1. In your normal Google Chrome browser, click the 3 vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Select  'New Incognito Window'

Firefox on Windows OS: 

Keyboard Shortcut: 

  1. Open your Firefox browser as normal.
  2. Ctrl + Shift + P

OR

  1. In your normal Firefox browser, click the 3 horizontal lines in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Select  'New Private Window'

Microsoft Edge: 

Keyboard Shortcut: 

  1. Open your Edge browser as normal.
  2. Ctrl + Shift + P

OR

  1. In your normal Edge browser, click the 3 horizontal dots in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Select  'New InPrivate Window'

Google Chrome on ChromeOS: 

Keyboard Shortcut: 

  1. Open your Chrome browser as normal.
  2. Ctrl + Shift + N

OR

  1. In your normal Google Chrome browser, click the 3 vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Select  'New Incognito Window'

Google Chrome on MacOS: 

Keyboard Shortcut: 

  1. Open your Chrome browser as normal.
  2. Command+ Shift + N

OR

  1. In your normal Chrome browser, click the 3 vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Select  'New Incognito Window'

Firefox on MacOS: 

Keyboard Shortcut: 

  1. Open your Firefox browser as normal.
  2. Command + Shift + P

OR

  1. In your normal Firefox browser, click the 3 horizontal lines in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Select  'New Private Window'

 

Safari: 

Keyboard Shortcut: 

  1. Open your Safari browser as normal.
  2. Command + Shift + N

OR

  1. In your normal Safari browser, click File at the top of the page. Ensure it says 'Safari' next to the Apple icon.
  2. Select  'New Private Window'

Details

Article ID: 128436
Created
Mon 2/22/21 11:33 AM
Modified
Mon 2/22/21 1:08 PM