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Hide Incognito Mode

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This extension helps you avoid some incognito mode detection methods, allowing you to view certain web pages in incognito mode.

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Description from store ==================================== What This Extension Does ==================================== This tiny and efficient extension can help you use certain websites which don't allow incognito mode. These websites usually let you read a few pages per month for free, but charge for unlimited access. If you try to use incognito mode, they may tell you that they don't allow using incognito mode. This extension can help you fool them into thinking that you're NOT using incognito mode, even though you actually ARE! - This will not work on all websites, but should work on most websites **IF they tell you they do not allow private or incognito mode**. - This will not magically give you access to web pages that require a subscription to view a member-only section. It does however, help with many web sites that will let you view 5 or so pages per month for free, because by going incognito, you can reset your 5 per month counter. - This extension will only activate the incognito-cloaking behavior on incognito browser tabs. - You must still activate incognito tabs yourself. ==================================== Installation ==================================== IMPORTANT!!! - This extension requires special installation. You install it from the Chrome Web Store the same way as any other extension, but after you install it you MUST change the extension configuration to allow this extension to operate inside incognito tabs. If you don't do this, it won't work at all. To configure it: 1) in Chrome goto Menu > More Tools > Extensions (the Menu button icon looks like ⋮ or ☰). 2) Find the entry for this extension (the name is "Hide Incognito Mode") and click the "More Details" button. 3) Enable the "Allow in incognito" setting (sometimes they say allow in private window, instead of incognito). See a short video of these steps at http://rehfeld.us/browser-extensions/hide-incognito-mode/setup.html ==================================== Usage ==================================== Once you've installed and configured the extension, you can just browse the web using incognito like you normally would, and this extension's incognito-cloaking behavior should automatically prevent many sites from detecting you. However, some websites have strong detection abilities, and may still detect you, blocking you from reading their page. If this happens, consider enabling Bandit Mode. This extension has 2 modes to choose from: Normal Mode - this default mode enables the incognito-cloaking behavior Bandit Mode - automatically clears your cookies and private data on every page load, in addition to enabling the incognito-cloaking behavior Websites can still use cookies and other tracking strategies when you're incognito, and sometimes they do this to prevent you from reading more than 1 page while incognito. Even though they may not be able to tell if you're incognito, they can still use cookies to limit you in various ways, such as page views. Bandit Mode is designed to help in this scenario. However, clearing private data on each page load will make some sites misbehave, or even outright break. So you will need to experiment to find out if Bandit or Normal mode works best for your personal usage behavior on each website. It's easy to switch between modes, just left-click the mask icon in the top-right of your browser, then choose. See screenshots at http://rehfeld.us/browser-extensions/hide-incognito-mode/usage ==================================== Author's Intention ==================================== If you really enjoy a website's content, be a good Netizen and subscribe to them. This extension is intended to be used by people who have already subscribed to the membership website, but want to read without logging in, perhaps for the following reasons: they desire to maintain a high level of privacy by reading in full incognito without logging in, or they've misplaced their login credentials, or they're temporarily on a different computer that cannot login etc... It's not intended to bypass their membership fee. ==================================== How it works ==================================== (deep technical stuff, for programmers) http://rehfeld.us/browser-extensions/hide-incognito-mode/how-it-works ==================================== Credits ==================================== http://rehfeld.us/browser-extensions/hide-incognito-mode/credits ==================================== Privacy ==================================== http://rehfeld.us/browser-extensions/hide-incognito-mode/privacy-policy ==================================== Change log ==================================== V1.10 - July 16, 2021 Increase storage quota limits, and alter them for certain user agents. This should defeat a popular detection script used by some websites. V1.9 - Mar 13, 2021 Reduce chance of incognito detection by mocking navigator.language when incognito, ensuring it has 2 entries like it does when running non incognito. V1.7 - Oct 7, 2020 Added Bandit Mode to automatically clear cookies and private data on each page load. V1.6 - Mar 26, 2020 Improved effectiveness and compatibility - now works on many more websites. V1.5 - Nov 20, 2019 Improved Extension description and usage instructions. V1.4 - Sep 7, 2019 Improved setup instructions. V1.3 - Aug 22, 2019 Removed storage permission. V1.2 - Aug 21, 2019 Added new patch to prevent disk storage quota sniffing as an incognito detection method. This has become popular on some websites since Chrome 74. V1.1 - Only show setup instructions on initial install. V1.0 - Initial release.

Latest reviews

  • (2021-03-28) Michael Bierman: Didn't work on https://www.mercurynews.com/
  • (2021-03-12) Monstrum: Words of advice, if you're going to use it to hide incognito, go ahead, but whatever you do NEVER CLEAR INCOGNITO SESSION PRIVATE DATA the reason I'm saying this was because when I was using it for what I thought it was when I clicked that button, all my passwords, I had this google account for over 5 years and the passwords were deleted with no way to recover, at first I didn't think the extension deleted my passwords but I tested it again and it removed all my password permanently. This extension is only good if u leave it in your extension list untouched.
  • (2021-03-01) W H O O P T Y RTX: u deserve 5 star
  • (2020-11-30) Patrick Chesnut: Works well. I wish there was a version for iOS.
  • (2020-08-07) Joe Carroll: Exactly as advertised. Make sure to follow the directions, and you will be thrilled with the results. Great job Chris!
  • (2020-03-13) Mike Parker: Does what it says on the tin. Well done, sir.
  • (2019-12-28) Paul Simer: This works great. Thank you!
  • (2019-12-24) Michael Cheers: Works very well.
  • (2019-11-13) technick: This helped me read bloomberg in incognito mode. Hopefully Chrome will fix this issue in the future.
  • (2019-11-07) Andrew Rich: Does exactly what it says. Works on LA Times.
  • (2019-09-18) Snicker Furfoot: Does exactly what is advertised with New York Times, Washington Post and many others.

Latest issues

  • (2020-03-21, v:1.5) יניב חלה: ver 80 dosent hide in any computer
    ver 80 dosent hide in any computer
  • (2020-01-30, v:1.5) Victor Souza: Open source
    Will you open the code? I'd love to see this on github.
  • (2019-08-12, v:1.1) Chris H: NY Times
    This extension used to work great for the NY Times until Google Chrome updated to v76, which was supposed to hide incognito without the use of this extension. Somehow they have managed to detect incognito with the new version and this extension.
  • (2019-06-29, v:1.1) LowLeo: I want to hide from netflix
    I found that it doesn't work with netflix.


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4.6 (17 votes)
Last update / version
2021-07-16 / 1.10
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