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How to start Google Chrome in Safe Mode?

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When we talk about the internet, the first thing that pops up in our minds is Google Chrome. The browser is one of the most popular ones out there, rivalled by a few. But still, it has some shortcomings, and one of such is the unavailability of safe mode, which you can easily find in the browser like Firefox.

Safe mode is a method using which you can easily stop or debug unwanted extensions running haywire and causing trouble during internet surfing.

If you think you might have to switch to another browser, then fret not as there is a workaround to the problem.

In the steps below, we will show you a workaround to help you start Google Chrome in safe mode.

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How to start Chrome in Safe Mode?

One of the quickest ways to open Incognito mode is to right-click on the Chrome icon in the taskbar and then click the New incognito window on the context menu or simple press Shift+Ctrl+N after opening the Chrome browser.

However, if you wish to get a Chrome desktop icon that directly opens in the safe mode or incognito window, follow the steps mentioned below. If you already have a Chrome desktop icon create on your desktop, you can skip to Step 2 or you can choose to create a separate icon to open Chome in incognito mode.

Step 1: Head over to the following file location in the file explorer.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application

Here you will come across Chrome application, right-click on the icon and from the context menu select Send to -> Desktop (Create Shortcut).

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Step 2: If you already have the Desktop Chrome icon, start from here. Hover to your Chrome icon and right-click on it, now from the context menu select Properties as shown in the picture above.

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Step 3: As you approach the Properties window, make sure that the Shotcut tab is selected, Now in the location area next to Target type -incognito at the end of the already written text and then hit the OK button.

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Important: Do not forget to leave space before -incognito in the location bar; otherwise, Chrome will invalidate the command.

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –incognito

Now the problem you might be facing with the extensions will be solved.

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Vishal Chandel

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