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  1. Brink Win User

    Enable or Disable Always Force Guest Mode in Google Chrome


    How to: Enable or Disable Always Force Guest Mode in Google Chrome

    How to Enable or Disable Always Force Guest Mode in Google Chrome


    While browsing in Guest mode in Google Chrome, you won't see or change any other Chrome profile's info. When you exit Guest mode, your browsing activity is deleted from the computer.

    Guest mode is ideal for:
    • Letting others borrow your computer, or borrowing someone else’s computer.
    • Using a public computer, like one at a library or cafe.
    Guest mode stops Chrome from saving your browsing activity.

    Your activity might still be visible to:
    • Websites you visit, including the ads and resources used on those sites
    • Your employer, school, or whoever runs the network you’re using
    • Your internet service provider
    If you sign in to an account to use a web service (like Gmail) while in Guest mode, your browsing activity might be saved on sites that recognize that account.

    If there's a supervised user on your computer, Guest mode isn't available when all non-supervised profiles are locked.

    If you want to browse privately on your own computer, use Incognito mode. You'll see your info and settings without saving any browsing history.


    Starting with guest sessions and prevents profile logins. Guest logins are Google Chrome profiles where all windows are in incognito mode.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Google Chrome to always open in and enforce Guest mode for your account or all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Enable or Disable Always Force Guest Mode in Google Chrome for Current User Only
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Always Force Guest Mode in Google Chrome for All Users

    EXAMPLE: Guest mode window in Google Chrome
    You will know you are in Guest mode when the profile icon at the top right shows the Guest icon
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    OPTION ONE [/i] Enable or Disable Always Force Guest Mode in Google Chrome for Current User Only
    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome

    BrowserGuestModeEnforced DWORD

    <delete> = Disable (undo)
    1 = Enable


    1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want to do.


    2. To Enable Always Force Guest Mode in Google Chrome for Current User Only
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Always_Enable_Guest_Mode_in_Google_Chrome_for_current_user.reg

    Download

    3. To Disable Always Force Guest Mode in Google Chrome for Current User Only
    This is the default setting.


    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Undo_Always_Enable_Guest_Mode_in_Google_Chrome_for_current_user.reg

    Download
    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 If Google Chrome is currently open, then close and reopen the browser to apply.

    8 If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Enable or Disable Always Force Guest Mode in Google Chrome for All Users
    You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.

    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome

    BrowserGuestModeEnforced DWORD

    <delete> = Disable (undo)
    1 = Enable


    1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (undo) below for what you want to do.


    2. To Enable Always Force Guest Mode in Google Chrome for All Users
    This will override Option One for all users on the computer.


    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Always_Enable_Guest_Mode_in_Google_Chrome_for_all_users.reg

    Download

    3. To Undo Always Force Guest Mode in Google Chrome for All Users
    This is the default setting.

    This will not affect users that enabled always force Guest mode using Option One.


    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Undo_Always_Enable_Guest_Mode_in_Google_Chrome_for_all_users.reg

    Download
    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 If Google Chrome is currently open, then close and reopen the browser to apply.

    8 If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Jul 20, 2018
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  2. S_and_S Win User

    Disable Guest Browsing

    There is currently no way to disable Guest browsing ("Browse as Guest") in Chrome running on Windows. Guest browsing can only be disabled on a Chromebook.

    EDIT: Starting with Chrome 73 (which is quite recent) it's now possible to do this. That's because, starting with Chrome 73, Google has made it possible for certain Chrome settings to be centrally managed through the Windows registry. You can use the instructions

    here
    .

    Editing the Windows registry is dangerous! One mistake can really make a mess of things. Be very careful if you're going to do this.
     
    S_and_S, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Xylee Del Win User
    problem uninstalling google chrome

    Hi,

    Since you already uninstalled Google Chrome using the Programs and Features, Google notifications may still be running in the background processes. We suggest that you follow these steps on how to end the Google Chrome process:

    • On your keyboard, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
    • Select Task Manager.
    • Under Processes, locate Google Notifications or Google Chrome.
    • Right click on them and select End Task.
    • Double check under Programs and Features if Google Chrome is completely gone.

    Let us know if these steps worked.
     
    Xylee Del, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Enable or Disable Always Force Guest Mode in Google Chrome

    Guest Mode

    Hi Praveen,

    To resolve your concern regarding incorrect password for your Guest account, you need to log in using your Microsoft account password. To disable Guest mode, follow the steps below:

    • Log in to your Administrator account.
    • Right click on the Windows button found at the lower left hand corner of your screen.
    • Click on Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Type the following command: net user guest /active:no, and then press
      Enter.
    • Restart your computer.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Ruizell Rey, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. Guest

    Hi Voytek,

    To remove the guest account from your start screen, we suggest that you try the following steps:

    • Right-click Start menu, then select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Enable guest account first by typing net user guest /active:yes, then press
      Enter.
    • Disable guest account by typing net user guest /active:no, then press
      Enter.
    • Perform a
      clean boot in Windows.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Thank you.
     
    Angela Pun, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Public Computer Chrome Private vs. Guest Mode

    So I was on a public computer today and went to gmail and I always use Private Mode and in addition I restart the computer when I am done. Today was the first time I saw an option to browse in Guest mode as opposed to private mode.

    https://support.google.com/chrome/an...sktop&hl=en-GB

    Open Guest mode

    1. On your computer, open Chrome.
    2. At the top right, click the button with a name or People
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      .
    3. Click Guest.

    I noticed that the People icon is not available in Private mode but only when I open up a regular browser window. So on a public computer which offers more privacy selecting private mode or guest mode. I use a public computer every day for an hour or so and this was the first time I saw that option. TIA.
     
    phaedruspress, Oct 27, 2019
    #6
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