How to Go to Safe Mode at Google Chrome

By Melissa King

In Incognito mode, Chrome keeps changes made to bookmarks and settings.
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If Google Chrome regularly crashes or stops working properly, you may need to start the browser in Incognito mode. Chrome offers this mode to protect your privacy when you browse the Web, but it's also useful for troubleshooting purposes. Incognito mode disables extensions, which are small add-on files that can cause problems if they're corrupt or incompatible with your version of Chrome. In this mode, Chrome will also delete your cookies, searches and viewed websites at the end of your browsing session.

Step 1

Launch the Google Chrome browser.

Step 2

Click the "Menu" icon in the toolbar.

Step 3

Click "New Incognito Window" to open Chrome in Incognito mode with your extensions disabled. Chrome continues to run normally in the first window.