There are many times you want to test how something will work in Chrome without having all of our credentials already in place. Create a 2nd clean profile in Chrome to test with.
In the educational profession, many instances occur when we are trying to work with a site to see how it will react when a new user is attempting to access it for the first time. That can be hard to do when your Chrome profile keeps all of your information stored. I used to use a different browser to test, but the students in our district all use Chrome, so I really need to see how it reacts in our environment.
You can create an extra profile for Chrome that you can keep clean of your user information. Then you can easily switch from one profile to another to run tests. Follow the steps below to create your extra profile:
- Select your profile image in the upper right of the window
- Select Manage People
- Chose to Add Another Profile, name the profile, and choose an avatar to represent it
To switch to another profile, select your profile picture again. In the drop-down menu you will see the other profiles that are available. Select the one you want. The Chrome icon in your system tray will show the image/avatar of the profile you are currently in.
To guide you through the process, download and print out this task card.
Microsoft is developing a Chromium type browser, called the developer version of Edge, where you can add extensions and apps to the Edge browser much like Chrome. You can also create a 2nd profile in the developer to have the same experience as you would in Chrome. To learn more about this, and to download the developer browser, visit the Microsoft Edge Developer site.
Contributor: Paul Wagner
Paul is a Digital Learning Coach for a school district near Houston, TX. He is also a moderator for the #TXed Twitter chat on Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM CST.
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