Incognito mode on Chrome for Android leaves traces




The Chrome browser on Android did not know certain website follows on allowing the use of the full screen in incognito mode. It concerns the name of the website and giving ‘full screen’ rights. In the forthcoming version seems the problem solved.

Google Chrome settings A Reddit user discovered the problem after it temporarily disable Javascript wanted in the settings menu under ‘Site Settings’. The user noticed that many sites that he visits only in incognito mode, however, were in the ‘All sites’ overview. In the “All sites’ settings menu Chrome stores the site-specific settings, such as permission for full screen mode, use of camera or microphone, and such hardware-related settings. Through the incognito mode seems to only be kept full screen permission. Traces of other issues, such as GPS and microphone permission, are not to be found. The information does not disappear when the browser history is cleared.

The browser stores no ordinary history of the sites visited by the incognito mode, so it is difficult to find the exact pages. However, it seems not the intention of the incognito mode settings as permission for full screen store longer. A test with the Chrome browser on a desktop computer shows that this full-screen setting of the incognito mode also captures, but it neatly separates from the normal websites. Permission disappears immediately after closing the incognito window.

The stored information can be found under the ‘Instellingen’ menu, then under’ Site Settings’, select ‘All sites’ incognito pages that have been fullscreen consent, can be found. Here are these pages may also be deleted. Incognito problem seems to be solved in the beta version of Chrome, or Chrome Dev version 46 and version number 47.


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