Google Chrome does not give users the ability to
password-protect the browser and prevent other people from launching it.
As a result, family members, co-workers or friends may be
able to view your bookmarks, saved passwords and browser history.
To add a measure of protection, you can install one of
several free extensions for Google Chrome that will prompt for a password
before the browser will accept commands or input from the user.
Open Google Chrome and navigate to the download page for the Browser Lock extension
Click the blue "Install" button on the right side
of the page.
Chrome will install Browser Lock and displays the Settings
Click the "Enter New Password" field at the top
of the page and type the password that you wish to set for Google Chrome.
Click the "Save & Lock" button at the bottom
of the page and then close Google Chrome.
Open the browser again.
The application starts in an unusable state and displays the
message "Locked by Browser Lock" at the bottom.
Press the "Ctrl," "Shift" and
"L" keys simultaneously on your keyboard.
Type your password and press "Enter" to use Google
Simple Startup Password Extension
Download and install Simple Startup Password for Google
Chrome. Once the extension is installed, click the "wrench" icon in
the upper right corner of the browser window. Select "Tools" and
Click the "Options" link under "Simple
Click the "Enter Password" field and type the
password you want to set for Google Chrome. Click the "Save" button.
Click "OK." Close and re-open Google Chrome.
The browser prompts for a password before it becomes usable.
Download and install PanicButton for Google Chrome.
After the extension is installed, click the
"wrench" icon in the upper right corner of the browser window.
Click "Tools" and then "Extensions."
Click the "Options" link under
Click the drop-down menu under "Password
Protection" and select "Yes."
Type the desired password and click the "Save"
Click the red "PanicButton" icon in the upper
right corner of the window to hide your active browser tabs.
To reveal the hidden tabs, click the button again and type
Note that PanicButton does not prevent Google Chrome from
being launched as the previous two extensions do.
Simple Startup Password