When you are using your computer and kids are around you. You want the parentals control but not all the browsers and operating system support Parental Control. Then you have only choice to block the Incognito mode.
Here, we will show you how you can disable Incognito mode in Windows, and macOS:
HOW TO DISABLE INCOGNITO MODE IN WINDOWS:-
- For Windows, we are taking two popular browsers, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. You can easily block the Incognito window through the Windows command line. With administrator privileges launch the command prompt.
2. Type the following command in the cmd to disable the Incognito Mode on Chrome browser and tap on Enter.
Command is: REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome /v IncognitoModeAvailability /t REG_DWORD /d 1
3. To disable in Mozilla Firefox, type the following command in cmd.
Command: REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Mozilla\Firefox /v DisablePrivateBrowsing /t REG_DWORD /d 1
4. Restart the browser, and now when you open the Incognito mode, it will be disabled.
5. Now, if you want to enable the Incognito mode again then do the following in the command prompt:
For Google Chrome
Command: REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome /v IncognitoModeAvailability /f
For Mozilla Firefox
Command:- REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Mozilla\Firefox /v DisablePrivateBrowsing /f
HOW TO DISABLE INCOGNITO MODE IN MACOS:
In macOS, disabling the Incognito mode is very simple for Google Chrome, but it’s difficult for the Safari app. Let’s discuss below:
FOR GOOGLE CHROME:
- For disable the Incognito mode, first, we need to open the terminal. For this in a search bar press command + spacebar.
2. Type the following command in a terminal. This will disable the Incognito mode in Chrome.
defaults write com.google.chrome IncognitoModeAvailability -integer 1
3. Now open the Google Chrome, you will see that incognito mode is disabled.
Disabling the Incognito mode in Safari is only to change the interface of Safari which involves editing the “nib” file. I will not recommend using this method, and it can break the code. For this, the best way is to put parental control on adult websites.
This is the way to disabled Incognito mode in Windows and macOS. You can disable Incognito window in Android also in Google Chrome. But, for this, you need a paid tool called Incoquito.