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New Chrome flag finally allows users to create Incognito desktop shortcut

Google Chrome has added a new experimental feature #enable-incognito-shortcut-on-desktop behind chrome://flags in the latest version of Canary 86 build, Techtsp has spotted. This feature allows users to create an incognito desktop shortcut on Windows computers.

Currently, Chrome doesn’t allow users to create an incognito desktop shortcut. But now that Chrome has come up with this feature flag, we can safely assume things won’t stay that way for long.

Chrome allows users to create desktop shortcuts for any website by navigating to More tools > Create shortcut. However, this isn’t available for websites opened in Chrome’s incognito mode. Enabling this feature will add a menu item for creating an incognito desktop shortcut on Windows under ‘More tools.’

(Note: At the time of writing this, enabling this feature flag did not produce the desired results for Techtsp. It looks like the background work on this flag is currently under progress. Techtsp will update this article as soon as there is any new development.)

How to enable the Incognito Shortcut On Desktop feature flag in Google Chrome

  1. Open Chrome Canary
  2. Open chrome://flags
  3. Locate Incognito Shortcut On Desktop
  4. Set the flag to Enable immediately when a tab is hidden using the drop-down menu
  5. Relaunch Chrome

For now, the availability of this experimental flag is limited to Chrome Canary for Windows.

Recently, Techtsp reported that Chrome is working on a new experimental flag #Enable-Tab Search to let users enable the Tab Search feature in Top Chrome UI, which will show a popup bubble that allows users to search over their currently open tabs.

Tab Search feature has still not reached the latest version of Chrome Canary.

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