How to lock Edge or Chrome browser with a password: In this post, we will discuss how to lock the browser with password protection. While there is no built-in option in the Edge browser, there is a free extension called Browser Lock that can do it. It is available for Microsoft Edge as well as Google Chrome. When the browser is locked, no one will be able to access the opened tabs. You will need to enter the password you set to access the browser again.
How to lock Edge or Chrome browser with a password
Also, when you try to open a new window, the extension prompts you for a password to unlock the browser and start the session. You can also allow this extension to run in InPrivate mode so it can also lock InPrivate windows.
# Install the utility
First, install this extension from microsoftedge.microsoft.com. The same extension is also available for the Chrome browser on the Chrome Web Store. So people using the Chrome browser can take advantage of the same extension.
Once installed, a new tab will open where you have to register by entering your password and email address.
Now the extension will be ready to use. To lock your browser, you can use any of the two options:
Right click on the web page, go to Browser Lock and click the Lock Browser option.
Click on the extension icon and then select the Lock Browser option.
Once the browser is locked, the Browser Lock utility window will display where you need to enter your password to unlock the browser.
# Change settings of Browser Lock utility
This extension works fine with default settings. However, you can change the settings if you want. Just visit the Options page of this extension and you will be able to access and change the settings. The available settings/options are:
- Change your password
- Change email address
- Enable/disable Browser Lock extension
- Turn on/off the Deep Security option.
- Enable dark mode for this extension
- Turn on/off the Clear History option.
- Turn on/off Password Recovery option.
If your browser has passwords for email, social networks, etc. and you want it hidden from prying people, setting a browser password will help keep it safe. Hopefully with how to lock Edge or Chrome browser with a password on Windows 10 that Tutshares.online Computer Tips Blog shared will be useful to you. Good luck.