A quick guide to set Incognito mode as default mode for Google Chrome in Linux Ubuntu / Mint (any version).
After Googling around for a while, I could only find a few tutorials going through a few confusing steps for new users (can be found here and here). Instead, here’s a quick tutorial that’ll help you set it up in under 30 seconds.
Execute the following commands in your terminal.
sudo cp google-chrome.desktop google-chrome.backup
sudo vim google-chrome.desktop
Find the line
Replace the line with
Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable –incognito %U
Refer to this screenshot to ensure that your configuration file looks exactly like it.
That’s it! All new Google Chrome windows that you open will be incognito by default. You can remove the “incognito” text from the same configuration file in case you’d like to undo it.