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Chrome, like other browsers, has an anonymous mode. When enabled, the feature prevents the browsing and history data of visited websites from being saved on the computer. The ideal function for those who want privacy, but may be unwanted in some situations, such as in the case of business or school PCs, to prevent employees and students from visiting inappropriate websites.

In the following tutorial, check out how to disable Google Chrome's anonymous browsing mode on Windows and macOS. The procedure is quite simple and consists of entering a command in the terminal of both systems.

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Tutorial shows how to disable Google Chrome private browsing Photo: Melissa Cruz / TechTudo

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Step 1. Click on Cortana's search and search for "cmd". Right-click on the first result and, in the context menu, press the option "Run as administrator";

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Open the Command Prompt with administrative privileges Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. Now, in the Command Prompt window, enter the command "REG ADD HKLM SOFTWARE Policies Google Chrome / v IncognitoModeAvailability / t REG_DWORD / d 1" (without quotes) and press Enter. If you would like to restore the anonymous tab later, just insert the code with a zero (0) in place of the 1 at the end of the command.

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Enter the command indicated Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 1. Open the "Terminal". To do this, press "command + space bar" to open the Spotlight search and type "terminal";

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Open macOS Terminal Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. In the Terminal window, paste the command "defaults write com.google.chrome IncognitoModeAvailability -integer 1" (without quotes) and press Enter. If you would like to restore the anonymous tab later, just insert the code with a zero (0) in place of the 1 at the end of the command.

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Enter the command indicated Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Ready! Restart the computer to apply the change. This way, users will not be able to use Chrome's anonymous browsing mode.

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