How to Open an Incognito Tab on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Opening an Incognito Tab on Mac

Welcome to this step-by-step tutorial on how to open an incognito tab on Mac. Incognito mode, also known as private browsing, allows you to surf the web without leaving any traces of your online activity.

This can be useful if you want to keep your browsing history, cookies, and other data private. Let’s dive into the process!

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

To open an incognito tab using keyboard shortcuts, follow these simple steps:

  1. Step 1: Open your preferred web browser (e.g., Safari, Chrome) by clicking on its icon in the Dock.

  2. Step 2: Press the following keys simultaneously: Command + Shift + N.

  3. Step 3: Voila! An incognito tab should now open in your browser.

Method 2: Using the Menu Bar

If you prefer using menu options instead of keyboard shortcuts, here’s how to open an incognito tab using the menu bar:

  1. Step 1: Launch your web browser by clicking on its icon.

  2. Step 2: In the menu bar at the top of your screen, click on “File“.

  3. Step 3: From the dropdown menu, select “New Incognito Window“.

  4. Step 4: A new incognito window will now open, ready for private browsing.


In some browsers, the option to open an incognito tab might be labeled as “New Private Window” instead of “New Incognito Window“. The functionality remains the same, so don’t worry if you see a slightly different label.

Method 3: Using the Right-Click Menu

If you find it more convenient to use right-click options, this method is perfect for you:

  1. Step 1: Launch your browser.

  2. Step 2: Right-click anywhere on an empty space within the browser window.

  3. Step 3: In the context menu that appears, click on “New Incognito Tab” or “New Private Window“.

  4. Step 4: An incognito tab or window will open instantly.

Congratulations! You now know three different methods to open an incognito tab on your Mac.

Whether you prefer keyboard shortcuts, menu bar options, or right-clicking, Mac makes it easy for you to browse privately. Enjoy your private browsing experience!

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