google chrome – Abc Directory http://abcdirectory.org/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 20:42:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://abcdirectory.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-26T213455.069-150x150.png google chrome – Abc Directory http://abcdirectory.org/ 32 32 Google updates the Lens app for easier photo browsing https://abcdirectory.org/google-updates-the-lens-app-for-easier-photo-browsing/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 17:10:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/google-updates-the-lens-app-for-easier-photo-browsing/ Google has updated its Lens app to improve image focus. The search giant rolled out a UI overhaul that minimized the Lens app’s live viewfinder in 2021, devoting the remaining screen space to screenshots and other photos from your gallery. Now, Google has tweaked the Lens app to make browsing the phone for photos easier […]]]>

Google has updated its Lens app to improve image focus. The search giant rolled out a UI overhaul that minimized the Lens app’s live viewfinder in 2021, devoting the remaining screen space to screenshots and other photos from your gallery.

Now, Google has tweaked the Lens app to make browsing the phone for photos easier and faster.

Google updated the Lens app

The update adds a new icon right next to the Screenshots option on the Google Lens home screen, turning it into a drop-down menu, according to 9to5Google.

The small tweak lets you easily access images from any folder on your phone. Just tap Screenshots, choose the folder you want, and it will automatically open as a full-screen grid.

Before, only the Screenshots and Images tabs were available by default. , although you could find the photos you wanted, the view was a bit convoluted, according to Police Android.

Read also : Google Lens is getting smarter for pet owners: It can now identify dog ​​and cat breeds, and more

If the image in question was a bit old, don’t bother searching for it through the Lens app. The alternative was to launch Google Photos, browse albums, and enable the built-in Lens integration in the app.

The report also notes that Google has adjusted the previews on the screenshot grid to adopt a rectangular aspect ratio more representative of your smartphone display. The other image previews are the same, as they retain their square appearance.

The Lens app is one of those Google apps that keeps updating to bring more features to its users. Last month, Google tightened the app’s integration with Google Translate.

The update gave users the ability to perform machine translations, capture image translations, and import photo translations into the iOS app, with Android to follow.

The search giant has also added the ability to choose translated text and perform actions such as copy, send and search on the Google Translate homepage.

The new UI update is already widely rolling out to the Lens app for Android. Users can verify this by launching the app and navigating to the icon next to screenshots.

Google Lens can boost productivity

Google Lens can grab text from any physical document, like a book, paper, whiteboard, etc., and copy the text to your phone’s clipboard.

You can then easily paste the text into a Google doc, email, note, chat, or anywhere online.

Moreover, Google Lens has the ability to get real text on your computer. Look for the “Copy to Computer” tab located at the bottom of the screen.

Make sure you are signed in to Google Chrome with the same Google account on your computer so that you can see the option, depending Computer world.

You can also let Google Lens read long memos and documents for you. You can point your phone at the paper and tap the document icon. Choose the text you want and tap on the “Listen” option at the bottom of the panel.

The app also lets you interact with text in an image. This includes images you have taken and screenshots you have captured.

Related article: Google Lens app offline: how to use translation even without an internet connection

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How to Stop Google Chrome from Saving Browsing History in Windows 11 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-stop-google-chrome-from-saving-browsing-history-in-windows-11/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 15:30:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-stop-google-chrome-from-saving-browsing-history-in-windows-11/ Google Chrome, by default, saves a log of every website you visit. If you prefer not to, there are ways to fix this problem. Google Chrome, like other browsers, saves your browsing history as you browse the web. Every page you visit is recorded in Chrome’s History tab. From here, you (and other users on […]]]>

Google Chrome, by default, saves a log of every website you visit. If you prefer not to, there are ways to fix this problem.


The Chrome browser

Google Chrome, like other browsers, saves your browsing history as you browse the web. Every page you visit is recorded in Chrome’s History tab. From here, you (and other users on the same account) can see the pages you’ve visited in the browser.

Thus, some users may prefer to turn off Chrome’s browsing history. And while Google’s flagship browser has an option to clear browsing history, it doesn’t include a specific built-in setting that you can select to prevent it from saving visited pages. Nevertheless, you can still turn off Chrome browsing history with the methods below.


How to stop Chrome from saving your browsing history with incognito mode

Incognito is a special private browsing mode for Google Chrome. When you enable incognito mode, Chrome stops saving your browsing history. You can press the Ctrl+Shift+N keyboard shortcut to activate this mode in Chrome. Then the Incognito browser window shown directly below will open.


Incognito mode

Enabling Private Browsing is an easy way to turn off browsing history, but Chrome doesn’t include a built-in option to start the browser in this mode. Google Chrome also stops saving cookies and site data with this mode enabled. If you want to disable browsing history and browse in normal mode, you will need to apply one of the alternative methods below.

How to Stop Google Chrome from Saving Browsing History by Editing the Registry

You can turn off browsing history in Google Chrome by editing the registry. This method consists of adding a new Chromium key and Browser history logging disabled DWORD in the registry. You can do this with Windows 11 Registry Editor in the following steps.

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  1. First, press Win + S.
  2. Type regedit in the Windows 11 search box, then click Execute as administrator to open Registry Editor.
  3. Then navigate to ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPolicies in the Registry Editor sidebar. Or you can enter this registry path in the address bar.
  4. Click it Strategies key with the right mouse button and select New > Key.
    The key option

  5. Type google for the title of the new key.
  6. Right click on the google key you just added to the registry and select its New and Key options.
  7. Then enter Chromium in the new key text box.
  8. Right click on the Chromium registry key and select the New option. To select DWORD (32-bit) value in the submenu.
    The key option

  9. Enter Browser history logging disabled to be the new title of DWORD.
    The browsing history backup DWORD

  10. Double click on the Browser history logging disabled DWORD to bring up an Edit DWORD window.
  11. Contribution 1 within the Value data box and click Okay.
    The Edit DWORD window

  12. Then select to restart Windows from the Start menu.


How to Stop Google Chrome from Saving Browsing History with Group Policy Editor

The Group Policy Editor is an administrative tool that includes some policy settings for Chrome. If you’re using Windows 11 Pro or Enterprise, you can enable a policy setting that disables saving browsing history in Chrome. Here’s how you can turn off Chrome’s browsing history with the Group Policy Editor.

  1. hurry Win + X and click on Run in the menu that opens.
  2. To open the Group Policy Editor, enter gpedit.msc in Run and click Okay.
  3. Double click Setting up a computer and Administrative Templates in the Group Policy Editor.
    The Local Group Policy Editor window

  4. To select google > google Chromium on the left side of the Group Policy Editor.
  5. Double click on the Disable saving browser history setting to open its window.
  6. Then select Authorized in the Turn Off Browsing History Saving window, and then click the To apply button.
  7. To select Okay to leave.
  8. Restart Windows for the changes to take effect.


Note that you will need to add a Google Chrome template to the Group Policy Editor before you can configure its browsing history. To do this, you will need to download the required template by clicking on Google Chrome Templates ZIP File on the Set Chrome Browser Rules Page. This web page also provides complete instructions on how you can add the required template to the Group Policy Editor.

How to Stop Google Chrome from Saving Browsing History with an Extension

No History is a Google Chrome extension that prevents the browser from saving your page history when enabled. This extension also includes an option to clear Chrome history. You can disable browsing history with this extension as follows.

  1. Open the No history page.
  2. Click it Add to Chrome and Add extension buttons.
  3. Then you will see a No history button on the Chrome toolbar. Click this button to open the extension.
    The extension without history

  4. To select At to disable saving Chrome’s page history.


Stop Google Chrome from saving your browsing history

So, you don’t have to keep manually clearing your browsing history in Chrome. Just turn off Google Chrome to save your browsing history in the first place with the above methods. Then you can surf the web more privately.


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How to Install a VPN in Chrome: Anonymous Browsing and Security https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-install-a-vpn-in-chrome-anonymous-browsing-and-security/ Sun, 06 Mar 2022 11:03:14 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-install-a-vpn-in-chrome-anonymous-browsing-and-security/ There are paid or free VPNs and there are all kinds of options depending on the screens you need, the volume of data or the region. But we can also use a VPN for Google Chrome which protects us only when we use the browser without the rest of the Internet connections going through it […]]]>

There are paid or free VPNs and there are all kinds of options depending on the screens you need, the volume of data or the region. But we can also use a VPN for Google Chrome which protects us only when we use the browser without the rest of the Internet connections going through it “private tunnel” that protects and anonymizes us. They work like browser extensions that allow us to access any website even if it’s blocked in your region or just want to browse them anonymously.

Using VPN for Chrome is especially useful when we are going to travel and want to connect to the internet from a public network. For example, you can use a VPN if you need to connect to the Internet from a hotel where you are going to work and you want to avoid the risks… Or if you are on a train and need to make a purchase online but you are connected to Renfe WiFi. In these cases, the use of this type of technology protects us.

What is a VPN

A VPN connection is a virtual private network specifically designed to hide our activity and identity on the network, among many other uses. There are several ways to set up VPN connections on a computer, for example, using specific software that encrypts and hides all packets on the computer, or through a specially designed extension to only hide web browser traffic while keeping other applications (Skype, Spotify, P2P, etc.) discovered and unencrypted.

Among the most common uses when browsing the Internet we find the possibility of hide our origin, encrypt traffic so that it cannot be spied on, hide our identity, protect information. In addition, it is also common to use a VPN to be able to access content from a streaming platform that is not in our country but in other regions. For example, watch US Netflix.

vpn for google chrome

DotVPN is an extension for Google Chrome that allows us to establish VPN connections applied only to the browser so that we can access any web page (even if they are regionally blocked) and hide both our identity and our private data. The first thing we have to do is download DotVPN from the Chrome App Store and install it on our browser. We just have to press “Add to Chrome” in the Chrome Web Store.

DotVPN

Once downloaded and installed An icon will appear to the right of the address bar. We will see a circle icon next to the extension puzzle in the Chrome bar. If we play, we can start. Of course, we will have to create an account beforehand. We must use email and password and fill in the corresponding field that will appear in the VPN window.

DotVPN Registration

When we created an account, we have a series of geolocations and regions from which we can connect. These are regions that DotVPN has servers in so we can choose. Of course we will see that next to the photo of the country there is a text that tells us if it is free or not. What else, we find the indication “ping”.

DotVPN Country

Choose some of countries with free connection (or sign up to pay the premium if you want) and your new IP address and the speed at which you’ll be browsing will automatically appear in the Chrome window.

DotVPN IP Address

If you want to check if the IP address is true, you just have to go to a web page like what-is-my-ip and the new address will appear. You can change the region in DotVPN to see the page IP address changes. In addition, we can geolocate it on a map to verify that it places us where it promises.

Dot IP Address

If we want to disconnect, we simply click on the “Disconnect” button on the extension. Until we wanted to use it again.

disconnect vpn for chrome

In case of want the premium option, DotVPN is priced at $2.90 per month if we pay annually or $4.99 per month for monthly payments. This allows us more servers and more speed.

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Other VPNs

There are other VPNs for Chrome that we can use which are among the most common. Some of them are paid but we can use them on many devices simultaneously and they give us total protection and more speed.

NordVPN

NordVPN is one of the most frequent and recommended for all areas and with many customization options and servers. It is multi-device because you can use it on Android, Windows, macOS, iOS, Linux, Android… but it also has extensions for the browser and you can use the VPN in Chrome. Of course, it has a downside: you have to pay to use it, it’s not free.

NordVPN

There are several plans depending on whether you sign up for two years, one year, or one month, and prices start at $4.13 per month, but with a thirty-day money-back guarantee, so there will be no problem with try it for a month free of charge. and decide whether you want to continue using it or not. Without permanence or risk.

NordVPN VPN for Chrome allows us to protect the “online experience” but with the usual speed, without slowing down. Allows you to block ads and malicious websites or protect your IP address. Just choose the region and activate it from a browser taskbar button. Once the download from chrome web store we can connect and start using it to browse the Internet, activating or deactivating the different options. There are up to sixty regions available where NordVPN has servers.

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surf shark

Another option well known to everyone is Surfshark, one of the most common. An extension that we can use in the browser that protects our browsing history and protects our sensitive data. All you need to do is create a Surfshark account, choose the package that suits you, download the VPN browser extension… and connect. We connect, connect and choose the server we want to hide the IP and browse the Internet safely or to bypass regional blocks, for example.

surfshark extension

In addition, they explain from the page that it has services such as Cleanweb which takes care of removing advertisements. Or we may mask the IP address so that no one knows where you are connecting from. It also has private DNS and unlimited devices. That is, we can use and connect all devices simultaneously to the VPN.

Of course, like the previous one, it comes from Payment. If we buy a two-year plan, we have priced at $2.49 per month. But we can also pay month to month for $12.95 or pay for six months for $6.49 per month. You have a 100% money back guarantee for the first 30 days.

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StopTheMadness Review: Take Control of Your Web Browsing Experience https://abcdirectory.org/stopthemadness-review-take-control-of-your-web-browsing-experience/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/stopthemadness-review-take-control-of-your-web-browsing-experience/ In one look Expert Rating Price when reviewing $9.99 Best prices today Who controls your browser, you or any other random website you visit? It depends on who you ask. If I ask the website, it says, “I can use JavaScript and other page-based features to disable many normal operations. This makes it difficult for […]]]>

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How to Protect Privacy While Browsing Android with Opera 2022 Browser Built-in VPN https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-protect-privacy-while-browsing-android-with-opera-2022-browser-built-in-vpn/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 09:02:33 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-protect-privacy-while-browsing-android-with-opera-2022-browser-built-in-vpn/ This tutorial is about protecting privacy while browsing Android with Opera browser’s built-in VPN. We will do our best for you to understand this guide. I hope you will like this blog How to Protect Privacy While Browsing Android with Opera Browser’s Built-in VPN. If your answer is yes, please share after reading this. Check […]]]>

This tutorial is about protecting privacy while browsing Android with Opera browser’s built-in VPN. We will do our best for you to understand this guide. I hope you will like this blog How to Protect Privacy While Browsing Android with Opera Browser’s Built-in VPN. If your answer is yes, please share after reading this.

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Opera announced on Wednesday that it had added its free virtual private network (VPN) service to its Android browser app…again. The Norwegian browser maker offered a separate built-in VPN service before it was sold to a Chinese consortium, but it stopped working after the sale. Launch the Opera browser from your desktop. It looked like a red “O” from Opera. You can find it in your Applications folder on a Mac or in your Start menu on Windows. If you don’t have Opera, you can download it here.

After launching the browser, click “Menu” in the upper left corner and select “Settings” from the drop-down menu. On a Mac, click Opera, then click Preferences. The company has given no indication as to whether it plans to bring the VPN to its iOS browser. The VPN is free, unlike private VPN services for which you have to pay extra, Opera noted. It’s that simple: users don’t have to log in every time they want to use it; all you have to do is flip a switch.

Install Opera browser beta

Just like Google Chrome, Opera also runs a few different versions of its Android browser. In the beta version of Opera Browser, you will find the latest features before Opera Browser officially gets them. As a result, you can also expect more frequent crashes and errors. However, it’s generally not as bad as it sounds, and Opera Browser Beta is almost as stable as it gets.

Enable VPN in Opera to Protect Browsing Privacy

Once installed, launch the browser and tap on the Opera logo at the bottom right. Choose Settings from the menu. In Settings, you’ll find a button next to VPN, just above the Ad Blocker button. Turn on this switch to enable the VPN function. For now, the VPN only works for private tabs. This means that if you want to use the VPN service, you must browse the Internet in private or incognito mode. This behavior can also be changed by pressing VPN, the text, not the switch.

Final Words: How to Protect Privacy While Browsing Android with Opera Browser’s Built-in VPN

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Which browser is best for safe web browsing in 2022? https://abcdirectory.org/which-browser-is-best-for-safe-web-browsing-in-2022/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/which-browser-is-best-for-safe-web-browsing-in-2022/ There is no easy way to ensure that your privacy is protected or not while browsing the web through a browser. Online privacy is at risk, especially due to the online advertising methods supported by large companies. Many people by default start using Google Chrome as their default browser due to its popularity, but there […]]]>

There is no easy way to ensure that your privacy is protected or not while browsing the web through a browser. Online privacy is at risk, especially due to the online advertising methods supported by large companies. Many people by default start using Google Chrome as their default browser due to its popularity, but there are many better browsers out there that provide better privacy.

Here is a list of those browsers that try to provide maximum protection to the user’s privacy.

1. Courageous

Brave is a Chromium-based browser. What makes Brave a unique browser is that it blocks fingerprints, ads, and ad trackers by default. With 50 million monthly active users, it is still far behind the popularity of Chrome. Brave makes it easier for users to ditch big tech by allowing users to browse and search privately. For example, if a user searches Sambad Lottery on Brave, they won’t encounter any Dhankesari or similar lottery-related advertising through tracking. This is possible because Brave blocks the tracker by default.

The ads and trackers that Brave blocks have other added benefits as well. For example, web pages load faster, battery life is getting better and better, it is also good for saving mobile data. Brave offers comprehensive protection against invasive ads, cross-site trackers, cookies, fingerprinting, malware, and phishing. It also provides protection against bounce tracking and anonymous network routing. The Brave Browser additionally blocks IP address collection and data storage by third parties. All web pages opened on Brave are updated to secure HTTPS connections by default.

Brave is available in 160 countries around the world and it is built on open source which ensures that all bugs are fixed quickly with fast updates. The Brave browser is completely free and available for desktop, Android, and iOS.

2. Firefox Browser

Firefox is another popular browser that takes care of user privacy. Just like Brave, even Firefox blocks ad trackers which allow the user to browse the internet faster. Firefox’s Ad Tracking Blocking feature is supported by the default browser. On top of that, it additionally blocks third-party tracking cookies by default along with blocking autoplay and social trackers.

The Firefox browser is available in 90 languages ​​and can be used on Mac, Linux, and Windows devices as well as Android and iOS devices. Firefox also protects the privacy of its users by supporting fingerprint blocking, crypto miner blocking as well as providing users with a private browsing mode and a personal protection report.

What if someone doesn’t want to switch browsers?

It is possible to ensure that your privacy is protected without also changing your browser. DuckDuckGo provides the perfect option for this. DuckDuckGo is a popular search engine that tracks users, annoys them with advertisements and furthermore it does not store any user personal information either. DuckDuck supports tracker blocking, private search, and website encryption for almost all major browsers. It is available as both a privacy browser app and a privacy browser extension.

Epic, Tor, and Waterfox are other popular browsers that take care of user privacy. Users can further protect their privacy while browsing on their default browsers by deleting saved passwords. Passwords should be removed, especially if you use the same password for multiple accounts. Also, cookies must be disabled. Indeed, even if they are useful, cookies constitute an invasive tool by allowing the monitoring of data. To protect your privacy, disable cookies in your browser.

Also, it should be noted that by browsing in the incognito mode of popular browsers, you are not actually protecting your privacy. This is because these popular browser modes simply do not store browser history but still store your IP address information and hence no one is completely hidden even using private browser history . To stay safe in the digital world, it is important to maintain digital hygiene. It just means that not all of your information should be easily accessible to the world, change your passwords regularly with other strong passwords, and monitor any suspicious online activity that may affect you.

]]> The truth behind private browsing or incognito mode https://abcdirectory.org/the-truth-behind-private-browsing-or-incognito-mode/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 01:25:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/the-truth-behind-private-browsing-or-incognito-mode/ Most browsers come with a private browsing mode that promises to protect your privacy. Chrome calls this feature “Incognito Mode”. But how private is this feature? How does it work and how does it protect you? In what situations does it not protect you? There are many misconceptions about Incognito mode and private browsing that […]]]>

Most browsers come with a private browsing mode that promises to protect your privacy. Chrome calls this feature “Incognito Mode”. But how private is this feature? How does it work and how does it protect you? In what situations does it not protect you?

There are many misconceptions about Incognito mode and private browsing that give users the illusion of privacy and even complete anonymity. This article busts some myths and shines a light on the reality that incognito mode and private browsing aren’t so private after all.

Who coined the term “incognito mode”?

While Apple was the first to introduce private browsing functionality with Safari, it was Google who came up with the term “incognito mode” to describe the same feature in Chrome.

In fact, Private Browsing works the same in most modern browsers, but is known by different labels. For example, Edge calls it InPrivate Browsing, while Firefox and Safari just call it Private Browsing. Opera calls the feature Private Mode.

For the purposes of this guide, we’re using Chrome and Incognito mode as an example, since the Google browser is the most widely used in the world.

How to use incognito mode

Launch Google Chrome and tap CTRL + Change + NOT under Windows and Ordered + Change + NOT in macOS to launch a new Chrome window in incognito mode. The feature has a black background with some general guidelines.

Chrome Incognito mode taskbar shortcut

You can also right-click the Chrome app icon on the taskbar and select the “New incognito window” option to directly open an incognito mode.

If you use another browser, you can rely on the same elements to launch a private window:

  • Relevant menu option (usually listed under the “File” menu)
  • Designated hotkey (usually displayed next to the menu item)
  • Browser Taskbar/Dock icon

Private browsing is also a feature of most modern mobile browsers.

What is incognito mode for?

When browsing the web in incognito mode, the main task of the browser is to NOT store data locally on your computer. When you close an incognito mode window, your browser deletes the following items:

  • Navigation history: this includes all websites you visit, whether you have logged in to them or not.
  • Caching and cookies: these cover authentication on sites you have logged into, site-specific preferences and settings, parts of web pages saved for faster loading, etc.
  • Web searches: all the searches you have done on Google, Bing, etc. Your search queries are always logged by the relevant server. Note that privacy-focused search engines like DuckDuckGo don’t track your searches at all, but they do record them in your browsing history unless you’re using private browsing.
  • Login information: any usernames or passwords you have entered.
  • Form data: any information such as name and address that you may have entered into a form.
  • Site Permissions: any permissions you have granted to a website, such as location or microphone access, will not be recorded. Indeed, the cookies used by the sites to record this data are not recorded.

When using incognito mode, you are not signed into your Google Account unless you do so manually. Of course, none of the activity in the Incognito window’s browser session is associated with your Google Account. This remains true even if you signed in to Google through a normal window alongside the incognito window.

Incognito mode in Chrome has a new option. At the bottom is a toggle to prevent third-party sites from using cookies. Cookies are small packets of data that sites use to track you to other sites. Have you ever wondered how you can see travel booking ads on all sites right after searching for air tickets on a separate site? Cookies.

Incognito mode settings in Chrome

The moment you close incognito mode, your browser will forget that the browsing session ever happened. It will immediately delete browsing history, cache and cookies. It is impossible for anyone with access to your computer to know what you were doing.

This gives users a sense of privacy, as their browsing histories remain hidden from the prying eyes of family members or colleagues who have access to their devices. However, it’s important to remember that there are other pairs of eyes tracking your online activity, not to mention a loop-hole or two.

Who can follow you in incognito mode?

Incognito or private browsing mode protects your browsing history from those who may have physical access to your computer, but it is not a foolproof strategy against privacy or anonymity. A few entities can still see what you do online:

  • Websites you visit: these can and most likely still are tracked. For example, any item you purchase from Amazon will appear in your order list. Likewise, Google saves your search history if you log in, unless you’ve suspended web and app activity from your My Google Activity dashboard.
  • internet service provider: your ISP can follow your movements through the pages of the Web, thanks to the IP address which it assigned to you.
  • Network administrators: if you use your work or school computer, relevant authorities may track your browsing activity.
  • Data hackers and brokers: private browsing is not a deterrent to anyone who is in the business of eavesdropping on digital activities and has the resources to do so.

Another key point to remember is that your computer saves all files you’ve downloaded and URLs you’ve bookmarked in “incognito” mode. You have to delete them manually if you want to cover your tracks.

When to use incognito mode

Incognito mode or private browsing is useful if you don’t want other people at home/office/school to know what you are doing. Deleting browsing history manually is a hassle, and people often forget to do it, leading to awkward and awkward scenarios and discussions.

Incognito mode is also useful when you want to sign in to the same service using two separate accounts, for example, Gmail or an online game. Another way to do this is to use two different browser apps such as Chrome and Edge.

Incognito Mode in Edge Browser

Incognito mode is used to fix browser-specific issues such as extension conflicts, bugs, etc.

Incognito mode is highly recommended when using public devices or someone else’s computers. In this way, closing the private session will delete all traces without further action on your part.

Incognito mode gives a clean slate each time you launch it, but with the caveats described above.

Best Incognito Mode Alternatives

What should you use instead of Incognito Mode or Private Browsing if you want to keep your browsing activity private both locally and online: Tor or Private Browsing Mode with a VPN.

VPNs or virtual private networks were designed to encrypt network traffic by hiding the IP address assigned by your ISP and changing your location to another part of the world. VPN is often used to access geo-restricted content on popular internet streaming sites and circumvent geo-based censorship.

VPN connected on Mac

Tor also hides your IP address and keeps your online activity private, but uses an entirely different protocol to do so. Although you can use TOR like a regular browser, it’s better suited for accessing the dark web, a network of unindexed websites that are inaccessible in the usual way.

Tor is more secure but more goal-oriented. It is also much slower, while VPN is general purpose and faster. For more details on how these services work and how they differ, read our comparison of Tor and VPN.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I open multiple incognito windows?

Yes. You can open multiple separate incognito windows, but they are still part of the same incognito session. You will need to close all browser windows in incognito mode to permanently log off.

2. Does incognito mode help guarantee lower prices when booking flights?

Not really. Although this belief has persisted over the years, in recent times it has been cast as a myth. Airfares are often volatile and vary depending on the number of seats available and the demand for them, among other factors.

3. Does incognito mode protect my computer from viruses and malware?

No. Your computer can still be infected with malware, viruses, and other forms of online threats. Be careful of the websites you visit and the files you download when using incognito mode.

4. Can you turn off the Incognito browsing feature?

In most cases, private browsing is not enabled by default. You must manually open the browser window in incognito mode to use incognito.

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CA by profession and tech enthusiast by passion, Gaurav loves tinkering with new technologies and gadgets. He left CA in his last year to follow his passion. He has over seven years of experience as a writer covering consumer technologies and writes how-to guides, comparisons, lists and explainers for B2B and B2C apps and services. He recently started training, but most of the time you will find him playing or streaming.

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How to Enable “Enhanced Safe Browsing Mode” on Google Chrome https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-enable-enhanced-safe-browsing-mode-on-google-chrome/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-enable-enhanced-safe-browsing-mode-on-google-chrome/ Google Chrome’s enhanced safe browsing mode reduces phishing risk by 35%. Google offers a safe browsing mode for Android users and in all desktop editions of Google Chrome. Google Chrome is one of the leading Internet browsers, with an estimated 3.2 billion Internet users worldwide in 2021. The widely used browser on PCs and smartphones […]]]>

Google Chrome’s enhanced safe browsing mode reduces phishing risk by 35%.

Google offers a safe browsing mode for Android users and in all desktop editions of Google Chrome.

Google Chrome is one of the leading Internet browsers, with an estimated 3.2 billion Internet users worldwide in 2021. The widely used browser on PCs and smartphones promises a host of features to help users enjoy an Internet experience safe and hassle-free. As a result, Google Chrome offers a secure browsing mode. This mode brings stronger and improved protection measures into the equation, which makes the user experience on the Internet safe and secure. Additionally, the enhanced Safe Browsing Mode greatly reduces the chances of users being caught by malware on the web.

Google offers a safe browsing mode for Android users and in all desktop editions of Google Chrome. However, iOS and iPad users have yet to get Safe Browsing Mode on Chrome. If your system is eligible for Google Chrome’s safe browsing mode, read on to learn how to enable it on your system.

    1. Open the Google Chrome browser. Tap/click the three dots on the Chrome UI (user interface).
    2. From the options, choose Settings > Security & privacy on the left > Security.
    3. Here you will find three different levels of security: No protection, Standard protection and Enhanced protection.
    4. Of the three, choose Enhanced Protection and enable it.

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Now let’s talk about what Google Chrome will offer you once you enable the enhanced protection mode.

    1. Google Chrome will check websites and compare them with a list of potentially dangerous URLs.
    2. It checks if your personal information, including your email address and passwords, are included in data breaches and will send you an alert if such a breach occurs on the web.
    3. Google Chrome’s enhanced safe browsing mode reduces phishing risk by 35%.
    4. It recognizes bad websites even if they are not on the list of potentially dangerous URLs and adopts additional security measures.

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How to Enable Enhanced Safe Browsing on Google Chrome Browser https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-enable-enhanced-safe-browsing-on-google-chrome-browser/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 12:17:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-enable-enhanced-safe-browsing-on-google-chrome-browser/ In 2020, google launched the Enhanced Safe Browsing feature for Chromium Navigator. This feature is an option for users who need or want a more advanced level of security when browsing the web. According to Google, enabling Enhanced Safe Browsing will significantly increase protection against dangerous websites and downloads. By sharing real-time data with Google […]]]>

In 2020, google launched the Enhanced Safe Browsing feature for Chromium Navigator. This feature is an option for users who need or want a more advanced level of security when browsing the web. According to Google, enabling Enhanced Safe Browsing will significantly increase protection against dangerous websites and downloads. By sharing real-time data with Google Safe Browsing, Chrome can proactively protect you from dangerous sites.

The feature also provides enhanced protection on other Google apps you use, such as Gmail, Docs, Drive, etc. Since its launch, the tech giant has added new features to the tool. Last year, the company added a feature that provides additional protection when you install a new extension from the Chrome Web Store.

How Safe Browsing Improved On Google Chrome works

According to a Google blog post, when you upgrade to Enhanced Safe Browsing, Chrome directly shares additional security data with Google Safe Browsing to enable more accurate threat assessments. For example, Chrome will check for unusual URLs in real time to detect if the site you’re about to visit might be a phishing site. Chrome will also send a small sample of suspicious pages and downloads to help uncover new threats against you and other Chrome users.

How to activate Google Chrome Improved safe browsing mode on the desk

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Open Google Chrome on your desktop.

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Tap the three-dot icon in the upper right corner.

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In the menu, click Settings.

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Click Security & Privacy. You will be able to spot the option on the left side of your screen.

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Click Enhanced Protection.


How to Enable Google Chrome Enhanced Safe Browsing Mode on android smart phones

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Open the Google Chrome app on your Android smartphone.

2.

Tap the three-dot icon in the upper right corner.

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In the menu, tap Settings.

4.

Tap Security & Privacy.

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Tap enhanced protection.

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How to stop Chrome or Edge from saving browsing history and data https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-stop-chrome-or-edge-from-saving-browsing-history-and-data/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 16:43:01 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-stop-chrome-or-edge-from-saving-browsing-history-and-data/ If you want prevent Chrome or Edge from saving browser history on your Windows 11 or Windows 10 computers, this article will help you follow the process. You can tell Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge not to save browsing data even if you’re using normal browsing mode. It is possible to set things up using […]]]>

If you want prevent Chrome or Edge from saving browser history on your Windows 11 or Windows 10 computers, this article will help you follow the process. You can tell Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge not to save browsing data even if you’re using normal browsing mode. It is possible to set things up using the Local Group Policy Editor and the Registry Editor.

Normally, if you browse websites in the normal browsing window, all data is stored on your computer. The same does not happen when using private or incognito mode. However, let’s say you want to browse the internet in normal browsing mode, but you don’t want to save any data. In such situations, you can follow this step-by-step guide.

Prevent Chrome from saving browsing history and data using Group Policy

To prevent Chrome from saving browser history using Group Policy, follow these steps:

  1. To research gpedit.msc and click on the individual search result.
  2. Go to Google Chrome in Setting up a computer.
  3. Double click on the Disable saving browser history setting.
  4. Select the Authorized option.
  5. Click it Okay button.

To learn more about these steps, keep reading.

First, click on the search icon on the taskbar and search for gpedit.msc. Once you get the search result, click on the individual result to open the Local Group Policy Editor. After that navigate to the following path:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Google > Google Chrome

Here you can find a parameter named Disable saving browser history. You need to double click on it and select the Authorized option.

Click it Okay button to save the change.

If you want to allow Chrome to save browser history, you need to open the same setting and choose the Not configured option.

How to prevent Chrome from saving browsing history and data using the registry

To prevent Chrome from saving browser history using the registry, follow these steps:

  1. hurry Win + R > type regedit > press the Enter button.
  2. Click it Yes button.
  3. Move towards Strategies in HKLM.
  4. Right click on Policies > New > Key.
  5. Set name as google.
  6. Right click on Google > New > Key.
  7. Name it like Chromium.
  8. Right click on Chrome > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  9. Set name as Browser history logging disabled.
  10. Double click it to set the value data as 1.
  11. Click it Okay button and restart your computer.

Let’s look at these steps in more detail.

At first, you need to open Registry Editor on your computer. To do this, press Win + R > type regedit > press the Enter button and click the Yes option in the UAC prompt.

Then you need to navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPolicies

Right click on Policies > New > Keyand set the name as google. Then right click on the google key > New > Key and name it like Chromium.

How to prevent Chrome or Edge from saving browser history

After that you need to create a REG_DWORD value. To do this, right click on the Chromium key > New > DWORD (32-bit) value and name it like Browser history logging disabled.

How to prevent Chrome or Edge from saving browser history

Then double click on the REG_DWORD value to set the value data as 1.

How to prevent Chrome or Edge from saving browser history

Click it Okay button and restart your computer. However, if you want to undo the change, double-click the same REG_DWORD value and set the Value data to 0. You can also delete the REG_DWORD value. To do this, right-click on it, select the Remove option, and click the Yes button.

Prevent Edge from saving browsing history and data using Group Policy

To prevent Edge from saving browser history using Group Policy, follow these steps:

  1. hurry Win + R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type gpedit.msc and press the Enter button.
  3. Move towards Microsoft Edge in Setting up a computer.
  4. Double click on the Disable saving browser history setting.
  5. Select the Authorized option.
  6. Click it Okay button.

Let’s detail the steps.

To get started, you need to open the Local Group Policy Editor. To do this, press Win + R > type gpedit.msc and press the Enter button. Once opened, navigate to the following path:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge

Find it Disable saving browser history setting on the right side and select the Authorized option.

How to prevent Chrome or Edge from saving browser history

Click it Okay button to save the change. As usual, if you want to set the factory setting, you need to open the same setting in the local group policy editor and select either the Not configured Where Disabled option.

How to Prevent Edge from Saving Browsing History and Data Using Registry

To prevent Edge from saving browser history using the registry, follow these steps:

  1. To research regedit in the taskbar search box.
  2. Click on the individual search result.
  3. Click on the Yes button.
  4. Move towards Microsoft in HKLM.
  5. Right click on Microsoft > New > Key.
  6. Name it like Edge.
  7. Right click on Edge > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  8. Set name as Browser history logging disabled.
  9. Double click it to set the value data as 1.
  10. Click it Okay button and restart your PC.

To learn more about these steps, keep reading.

First, you need to open Registry Editor on your PC. To do this, search regedit in the search box on the taskbar, click on the individual search result and click on the Yes button in the UAC prompt.

Then navigate to this path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoft

However, if you cannot find the Microsoft key, you must create it manually. To do this, right click on Policies > New > Keyand name it Microsoft.

Then right click on the Microsoft > New > Key and set the name as Edge.

How to prevent Chrome or Edge from saving browser history

After that you need to create a REG_DWORD value. To do this, right click on Edge > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

How to prevent Chrome or Edge from saving browser history

Name it like Browser history logging disabled and double click it to set the value data. You must enter 1 as value data.

How to prevent Chrome or Edge from saving browser history

When finished, click the Okay and restart your computer to save the change.

If you want to allow Edge to save browsing history, you have two options in hand. First, you can set the value data of SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled to 0. Second, you can remove this REG_DWORD value. To do this, open Registry Editor, navigate to the same path mentioned earlier, and right-click on the SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled REG_DWORD value. Then select the Remove option in the context menu and click on the Yes button in the confirmation window.

To note: If you can’t find the group policy path, it’s because you haven’t installed the respective templates. To use the group policy guides mentioned above, you need to install the group policy templates for Edge and Google Chrome.

How to stop Microsoft Edge from saving browsing history?

To prevent Microsoft Edge from saving browsing history on Windows 11 or Windows 10, you need to follow the above-mentioned guides. You can configure things through Group Policy and Registry Editor. In Group Policy, navigate to Microsoft Edge in Setting up a computer. Double click on the Disable saving browser history setting and select the Authorized option. Then click on the Okay button to save the change.

Does Microsoft Edge save search history?

Yes, like all other browsers, such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc., Microsoft Edge also saves search history. However, things are not the same if you use the private window to browse the Internet. It is possible to get rid of this parameter by following this tutorial. For this, you need to install Group Policy Templates for Edge. Alternatively, you can also use Registry Editor.

That’s all! I hope this guide has helped.

Read: Prevent deletion of browser history and download history in Microsoft Edge.

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