Chrome Incognito remembers things it shouldn't?

Stephen Kairys
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HI,
I've always been under the impression that Google Chrome's incognito mode does not remember any of one's activity on the web.

Yet, when I sign on to Gmail, and enter my email address:

1, When I type a few characters, it displays my email address on the next line (scrubbed screenshot below):
Autocomplete

2, It remembers my password.
 password remembered
What would explain this behavior?
Thanks,
Steve
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Commented:
It does not leave tracks but yes it can read saved data, as safari does. Use chrome Persons or Firefox containers to have come mpmeyely different environments.
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*completely different environments.
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HI Michelngelo, Where does it save the data? Thanks. And would clearing my cookies, cached data and cached images/files remove this data?
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Try here for Chrome.

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/manage-view-saved-passwords-chrome

Windows uses Credential Manager so take a peek in there as well.
Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - Consultant

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John, you mean this? The directions in the link were a bit different from what I did to bring this up (e.g. I did not have to go to Advanced Settings.
Password list
Bottom line: perhaps I should've phrased my question differently. Is this expected behavior if cookies, cached data and cached images/files are not present? Need to know b/c I'm troubleshooting an issue with a software provider (Zendesk) and they wanted me to be running in a "clean" environment.

Thanks.
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I was addressing the issue of passwords and you can remove these in the above screen (and not save).

I think cookies and such are not saved only for the incognito window opened, not Chrome in general.

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95464?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
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Please clarify "And not save". Thanks
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"Not saved"  Just for the Chrome Window opened as Incognito.
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Thanks Michelangelo and John.

Please note that I did not try Chrome Persons or Firefox Containers. And that the link John provided provides somewhat different steps to access the password list (or at least different from my Chrome version (69.0.3497.100 )
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You are welcome.  Please also remember about your other open questions
John, you mean this? The directions in the link were a bit different from what I did to bring this up (e.g. I did not have to go to Advanced Settings.

these passwords are saved in Google Chrome

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Thanks, Paul.

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