Sometimes an Incognito Tab Simply Isn’t Enough!

And here it comes: Jonek’s first mini blog post! 🎉

Sometimes you want to start a separate throw-away instance of Chrome.

But you want to keep your current instance (because it has those 💯 tabs that you need 😉).

Use this simple trick:

mkdir /tmp/chrome-tmp; google-chrome --user-data-dir=/tmp/chrome-tmp; rm -rf /tmp/chrome-tmp

It creates a temporary directory /tmp/chrome-tmp to store everything chrome wants to store and deletes it again after you closed that chrome window.

Pro Tip: This is especially handy in conjunction with chrome's option —ignore-certificate-errors if you want to use/test/debug web services with self-signed SSL certificates.

Simply replace google-chrome with /Applications/Google\\ Chrome when running on a Mac.

Check Doug’s Notes Multiple Instances of Chrom for more details…

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