Private browsing is the act of using a web browser without it storing the information from the sites you visit (e.g. browser history, cookies, temporary files). If you're asking about the Tor network, please use the tag for Tor.

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How to disable private browsing on ipad ios9? [migrated]

We have an ipad that we use as our POS at work. I want to disable the private browsing function to be able to make sure people are not browsing the web. Is there a way to do this?
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Is chrome incognito mode really incognito?

I opened my chrome browser today incognito mode and went to youtube and opened a video and wasn't logged in but I noticed youtube video suggestions are weirdly similar to what it would suggest when I ...
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Is there any process to open multiple tab at a time in a browser?

I have a file(.txt of another) which contains some link of some website and I want to get a process or command that opens the sites when I open the file or target the file using command. I don't know ...
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Why is Edge's InPrivate and Chrome's Incognito disabled?

I checked the other question and please don't mark mine as a duplicate. As I just want to know how can they be disabled if even in the regedit there appears no file as ...
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How to Remove Private browsing from firefox V44

Is there a way to remove the entire option or just to disable private browsing in firefox V44.0(linux). I serched in google and sould only find answers or older version of firefox. I also tried ...
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Does O&O ShutUp 10 effectively turn off Win10's telemetry?

As of today, I rejected to install Windows 10 on my machines, due to Microsoft's weird EULA in respect to data privacy as discussed widely across the internet. As far as I know, for Windows 10 HOME ...
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Configuring a VPN on a router for a single IP address

So I'm not even sure if this is possible, but I thought I'd give it a shot anyway. I use private Internet access VPN on my laptop, phone etc. I wish to use it on my PS4 too. Now, I am aware that ...
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Any possibility targeted ads still work in Safari private mode [closed]

I have a friend that claims that she gets targeted ads in Safari in private mode. I've told her it's not possible, but she seem to be very sure about it. So I wonder, is this possible, at all? ...
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Chrome Incognito mode save history

i have simple question, is here some option how to trace google chrome history in incognito mode? Some extension, settings, extra software or maybe some files stored in temp files?
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Unable to defeat font enumeration for some fonts in Firefox

To enhance privacy and protect myself against fonts fingerprinting in Firefox, I have set in about:config: browser.display.use_documents_fonts = 0. This setting is meant to disable websites' ability ...
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Firefox: Set a specific link to always open in “private browsing” mode

My Firefox 40.0.3 home page is a local html file with links I frequently visit. How can I set a particular link in that file to always open in Private Browsing mode? For example, I want to know if ...
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How can I reset Safari 8 cookies from the command line?

How can I reset Safari 8 cookies from the command line? I've read the question Reset Safari from command line which seems to work fine for Safari 7, but this method no longer seems to work with ...
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It it possible for a MitM attacker to know when a browser has gone into incognito mode?

This may be better suited to security, but since it's about a specific feature of software, I thought I'd ask here. Lets say that I am viewing a website, and I open a tab in incognito mode (unless ...
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Can cookies read information from different Firefox profiles?

I've been working now for a couple of years by splitting my web activity in different firefox profiles. I use one only for gmail, another one for general browsing and some others for spotify and ...
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disable incognito mode in ChromeOS (ChromeBook)

Is there a way to disable incognito mode in ChromeOS (like a ChromeBook) other than Google's Supervised User? I am interested in doing it on my personal ChromeBooks (they are not enterprise devices). ...
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How and where does Chrome fetch the history when it’s in incognito mode?

I often visit/browse websites in incognito mode of Chrome. Chrome doesn’t save the history, cookies while in Incognito mode. But recently I noticed I can view the full website address while I type ...
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If I open a URL in a new Chrome incognito window, will it act as if I cleared browser cache, cookies etc?

I have good reasons for not clearing my cookies at the moment. Support staff for a problem site want me to clear browser cache and cookies. If I open a URL in a new Chrome incognito window, will it ...
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Chrome Incognito Mode Settings

I'd like to change my default search engine when in Incognito mode. Is there a way to do this? I checked in chrome://settings under Advanced and found a way to set my default search engine, but this ...
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How to enable specific extensions in Firefox private mode?

I'm planning to use time tracking plugins for my time spent on the web and would like the private browsing sessions to be counted in. In Chrome you can separately enable specific plugins in ...
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Closed Chrome with Incognito Mode Open

I had about 20 tabs open in Google Chrome, and about 5 in the incognito mode which is basically a personal version with its own set of daily use tabs, I know that when I close my incognito window I ...
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Will my incognito windows be recovered if the computer shut down?

I was on a website that wasn't necessarily PG-rated, however the tab was opened on in incognito mode. The battery died and my computer shut down, before I got the chance to close the window. I found ...
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Incognito browsing with Safari: how to browse privately?

What is the equivalent to Google Chrome incognito in Safari browser? In other words, how to browse privately using Safari (in my case version 7.0.6)?
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How do I proxy just certain sites?

Time Warner has apparently blocked access to trackers that are used by thepiratebay. I need to bypass this somehow, but I don't need to bypass everything. Turns out after downloading the initial ...
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Where's the location of incognito Chrome cached files for Mavericks?

Just wondering the location of the cached files for incognito mode.. I know regularly it's in /users/{$user}/Library/caches/google...etc, but for incognito mode I have no idea where they are stored. I ...
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How to enable certain extensions while in Chrome Incognito mode

How do you enable certain extensions, like Flashblock and Adblock, while using Chrome Incognito? I don't see much of a point of incognito mode if sites can still track you using Javascript, or now ...
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removal of a firefox option or feature

In previous versions of Firefox it was possible to simply remove a single file from Firefox source to disable private browsing entirely (compile without that option). In higher version(s) it does not ...
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Chrome's “Clear Browsing Data” does not clear cookies for open incognito tabs?

Here's something I don't understand about Chrome, about cookies, or about the relevant standards. I open a fresh Chrome (31.0.1650.63 m on Windows 7), no previously kept tabs ("Continue where I left ...
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Chrome extension: Cannot disable in incognito mode

I have recently installed the Chrome extension "PasswordBox", however I am not able to disable it in incognito. As you can see on the image below the checkbox "Allow in incognito" is grayed out for ...
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Not able to disable incognito mode in chrome with windows 8

I have windows 8 and chrome version 28 but the steps which was said with the links below is not working. It still shows me incognito mode as enabled. ...
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Disable Incognito mode in google chrome [duplicate]

Can I disable incognito mode in google chrome? We have Windows 8 home version. I was able to do it on an older computer, but can't find the answer for this newer version.
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Can I have a semi-incognito mode for chrome?

For those of you who don't know, when you enter incognito mode, chrome uses a "temporary" cookie list. It will not read or write to the normal one. On exit of all incognito tabs, the cookies are ...
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Cannot switch between regular and incognito mode in Metro Google Chrome on Windows 8

I have a problem with Google Chrome in Metro mode on Windows 8. The button on the top right corner to switch between the incognito session and the existing session is not working. How do I fix this?
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Is it possible to start a “Private Tab” vs a “Private Window” in Firefox 20?

I use Firefox 20 on my Nexus 7 tablet and under Linux. This is my desktop browser string: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0 On the tablet, it is possible to open ...
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Force Firefox to start a private session in the current window

I noticed that in the latest versions of Firefox when I open a private browsing session, it is always started in a new window, rather than in the current one. I don't use this feature extensively ...
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Can chrome incognito mode access regular chrome cookies etc

I understand that Chrome incognito mode will not preserve cookies or any data for that browsing session, however, should it have access to cookies etc from the normal Chrome session going on during ...
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Is there a way to open an incognito tab as oppose to a incognito window in Chrome?

I know I can open an incognito window using Ctrl+Shift+N. You can not combine an incognito tab with the rest of "normal tabs". Is there a method/extension that allows me to do this?
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Browser with strong incognito mode? [closed]

Google Chrome's Incognito mode does remember a lot of things, so it's a not a good solution when you need to access a site from a truly fresh state. I tried SRWare's Iron recompiled version of Chrome, ...
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Open links in private browsing (incognito) window automatically in Chrome

Is there a way (except click-right → Open Link in Incognito Window) to make Google Chrome open all links in an incognito window from normal browsing mode?
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How to stop Google Chrome from starting in Incognito mode?

I am using Linux Crunchbang with Openbox on my Acer Aspire 5536 laptop. When I click on the Google Chrome icon it starts in Incognito mode. How can I stop that, so it starts normally?
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How to access (In)Private Browsing/Incognito Mode in Metro IE/Firefox/Chrome?

As the title says, what is the easiest/quickest way to enter Private Browsing mode in the Metro/Modern UI versions of the browsers listed?
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How to make a Chrome incognito shortcut in Windows work after Chrome updates

I have created a shortcut to the Google Chrome application on Windows XP. I have modified the target line in the shortcut such that it ends in the argument to start Chrome in incognito mode. The ...
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Chrome extension “Speed Dial 2” does not work in incognito mode — why?

I installed the chrome extension Speed Dial 2. Although I ticked the checkbox "Allow in incognito" under chrome://chrome/extensions, but it does not work (works in normal mode). When a new tab is ...
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Chrome Browser defaults to Incognito setting

When I open Chrome it automatically goes into incognito setting. How can I get it to open in regular format when I start Chrome?
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Google Chrome in Incognito Mode still logging visits history

I am using Incognito Mode and today I have noticed that when I frequently visit some site in that mode browser logs it and even on not incognito mode it autofills in address bar making Incognito mode ...
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Why is “New Incognito Window” disabled in Chrome?

I'm trying to use an incognito window so that I can test have a clean slate on cookies without restarting my browser. Unfortunately, incognito windows are disabled for some reason. Does anyone know ...
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Google Chrome: How safe is “Incognito mode”?

Is "Incognito" safer than proxies or anonymizer sites? The visited sites history and cookies will be automatically deleted as soon as a tab is closed in "Incognito", but the data still exist at the ...
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How to make chrome incognito mode default?

I know you can add parameters on the shortcut. However in windows 7, the "pinned" applications. I cant seem to edit the parameters for a pinned app. I assume the pinned apps are stored as shortcuts ...
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Browsing cookies during a Chrome incognito session?

It seems that when in an incognito session with Google Chrome, you can't directly view the cookies, since going to the preferences, the non-incognito Chrome session is focused, and the settings page ...
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Chrome: Saved username/password filled in incognito mode

If I open an incognito window in Google Chrome and go to a webpage where Chrome has a saved username and password from (for example the login form on http://gmail.com), I see that my username and ...
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Session state when laptop battery dies while using private/incognito mode of browser

If I'm using the privacy mode of a web browser and the battery dies, what happens to my session? I haven't got my charger and the laptop just died on me. When I turn it back on will I be able to ...