Google-chrome – Block ads in Google Chrome only while in Incognito mode


I've seen several ad blocking extensions on Google Chrome but I don't want to block ads normally. I only want to block ads while I'm browsing in incognito mode.

I don't see any way to limit extensions to incognito mode only. How can I accomplish this?

Best Answer

  • Since Chrome doesn't allow to enable extensions in incognito mode only, you may use a different user profile for incognito mode, and set up the extensions you need for the incognito mode in this user profile.

    In order to do it, create a shortcut on your Desktop with the following command (for Windows XP):

    "C:\Documents and Settings\Your Username\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --user-data-dir="..\User Data\Inco" --incognito

    This solution has two drawbacks:

    1. You have to run the incognito mode via a separate shortcut.
    2. You have to install and update the extensions for incognito and normal browsing separately.