By default, when you browse the web in Google Chrome’s Incognito window mode, the browser does not keep track about your browsing activities like, the pages you visited, the files you download, saved passwords etc. so, in this way, the browser makes sure that your browsing session is not tracked and your browsing data is kept private.
Apart from keeping your browsing activity private, the Incognito window mode will also disable all extensions and plugins that you have installed in your browser so that, it takes out the very minute chances off the extensions and plugins to track your information. But however, you may require a particular extension to be enabled always in your browser.
For example, you may use the Chrome Toolbox extension in order to avoid closing all tabs accidentally in your chrome browser. but if this extension is kept disabled in Incognito window mode, then when you accidentally close the browser instead of closing a tab, then you will lose all your data and it will become even more worse because you cannot recover the closed tabs since you are in Incognito window mode and hence no browsing data is stored and kept track of. So, it is important to have this extension enabled even in Incognito Window mode.
The following figure shows a snapshot of the Google Chrome browser window with all the extensions enabled, represented as icons present to the right of the address bar in Normal browsing mode.
Whereas, the following figure shows a snapshot of the Google Chrome browser window with no icons representing the extensions displayed to the right side of the address bar.
The following section of the article will walk you through the steps on how to keep an extension enabled even in Incognito mode in Google Chrome web browser.
1) Click on the Wrench (Tools) icon that you see at the top right hand corner of your browser window and then point your mouse over Tools and then click on Extensions from the side down menu.
2) In the Extensions Manager window thus opened, you will see all the extensions that are presently installed in your browser.
3) Now navigate to the extension that you want to keep it enabled even in Incognito Window mode and then select the check box that says Allow in Incognito.
4) Repeat the same step as above in case if you want some other extension also to be kept enabled in Incognito mode.
5) Now, if you open your browser in the Incognito window mode, you can observe that only the extensions you selected in the previous steps will be enabled and if it is a toolbar extension, you can see it displayed to the right side of your address bar.
So, this is how you can have all your favorite and necessary extensions enabled while you surf the web in Google Chrome Incognito window mode.