Questions tagged [private-browsing]

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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Is there anyway to clear my Flash Projector history?

Ever since Flash died, I have been using the flash projector provided by the Adobe people. The flash projector is very excellent, except for the fact that it makes it obvious what you have been using ...
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How to stop redirect in new Chrome tab?

I have a link that opens in a new tab, in the new tab's header it has javascript like this which redirects it to a different page: window.location.href = "{a different URL}"; I need to ...
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How to search inside Firefox tabs when in Incognito mode

You can search inside Firefox tabs titles by adding % before your search in address bar but it doesn't search inside your Incognito tabs. Any workaround?
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Private browsing allows local storage on Safari

Private browsing isn't completely private because websites are allowed to leave data in local storage. I'm not really sure what it does, but it's awfully hard to get rid of. I delete it from the ...
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Why is my incognito window in chrome browser closing by itself on win 8.1

From what I have seen in the related questions does not speak of my incognito closing by itself with all my open tabs but only speaks of computer closing itself. I tried going out of incog win and ...
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Clicking external links(ex: in skype) always opens them in chrome incognito mode. How to change this?(Ubuntu 20.04)

I have Ubuntu 20.04 and Chrome Version 87.0.4280.88 (Official Build) (64-bit). Currently clicking a web link from a 3rd party app will open the chrome incognito window. How can I change this as chrome ...
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Chrome Incognito Data - Crashed system - Retrieve of information from temp files?

I've done I believe quite a research on the internet about it, and there is not much information even about just information about how does exactly Chrome Incognito works in the sense of where does ...
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Google Chrome Incognito mode - Omnibox is suggesting a local site

I'm using Chrome's incognito mode, but even in a new tab / window, I've noticed the omnibox is still suggesting a site I've previously visited. There's a similar question about that here: Google ...
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Access cache of a live incognito session in Chrome?

Is it possible to dump the cache of a still-running Chrome incognito session? I need a couple of things which have been accidentally deleted. EDIT: Welp, it's not live anymore. I'll leave the question ...
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Chrome incognito mode bypassed - Dell laptop serial number (service tag) auto detected without any Dell extensions installed in Chrome

I went to support.dell.com in incognito mode and somehow it was able to autodetect my laptop's service tag even though I have no extensions installed by Dell when checking chrome://extensions. Does ...
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Why can't I download files from Google Drive in Incognito mode?

10/13/20, A recent change to Google, requires you to use cookies in order to download files from Google Drive in Incognito mode. This is a change from "Block third-party cookies in Incognito&...
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Computer Dies While In Incognito Mode

I open an incognito tab (on my friend's Chromebook) and I was wondering if it would be open when the computer is turned on. I am aware that after a computer crashes the incognito tab will be gone but ...
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Firefox Private Browsing: how to set search bar to use google.com/ncr by default?

Is there a place to change the Firefox installation so it uses google.com/ncr by default instead of the local google.com ? Other than having to set cookies each time the browser is opened, or install ...
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How can I set a different search engine in incognito mode without changing the default search engine of the normal mode?

In the past few months, I have seen constant reCAPTCHA whenever I use the address bar for a Google search in Chrome incognito mode. This is annoying and even more frustrating when your CAPTCHA isn't ...
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Get list of chrome extensions allowed in Incognito Mode

Saw this - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/41443964/get-list-of-chrome-extensions-allowed-in-incognito-mode. But is there an answer for users ("superusers") as sometimes we quickly need to be ...
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Chrome incognito not so incognito?

I live in the U.S. and my browser language is English, my windows 10 is in English too, but how come when I open https://onedrive.live.com/ in incognito mode they still "know" I am Chinese and ...
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Will my incognito mode recover after the computer had shut down?

I was browsing through memes and my fav youtubers videos in incognito mode since I didn't want my parents to find out that I'm wasting my time when I'm supposed to study. Out of blue, my laptop made ...
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How to use the fingerprinting feature to optimize your privacy with firefox

Superusers, I know by now how the new firefox fingerprinter works and what it does thanks to another question. But this question now is: to understand this setting's impact on the actual user-tracking ...
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Websites keep thinking I'm from France

This happens mainly in Incognito Mode on Chrome and when using Invoke-Webrequest in Powershell. I always get redirected to French branches of the websites. I've looked up my IP and it does trace to my ...
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Website spits out PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR in firefox's incognito

So I have a site that uses letsencrypt and ssl works fine when I'm browsing my site in firefox. The moment I try browsing my site using incognito mode in firefox my browser throws this secure ...
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Mac Os: How to open url in browser incognito mode from the command line?

I'm looking for a universal way to open provided URL from the command line in default browsers incognito mode. As a fall back scenario, I'm ok with some specific browser like Chromium, Firefox or ...
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Trying to fake a location in web browser via Tor or a VPN but it’s not working

I would like to fake my location to one specific website, but it doesn't work. I tried two methods: I installed TunnelBear VPN and I allowed GhostBear and VigilantBear options. I installed Brave ...
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does Tor hide my IP and send another device's IP?

I have looked at multiple resources to understand a high-level overview on how Tor network works. When I make an HTTP or HTTPS request to a website, ideally devices connect using IPs. So in Tor, ...
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Is chrome://flags/#enable-filesystem-in-incognito the only way to detect InCognito mode?

As announced in the press, Chrome v74 finally introduced a way to bypass websites which detect InCognito mode. Funny enough, none of the news sites actually bothered to check if it really does what it'...
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Edit Firefox multi container configuration

I have several containers configured on my Firefox and I have been using for a while, so container have information associated. However, sometimes I was not very focused and I used the wrong one for ...
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Use a different search engine in Firefox Private mode

I want to set different default search engines for private and 'normal' browsing modes in Firefox, e.g use Google in normal mode, and Bing in private mode. I'm using Firefox 66.0.2 on Ubuntu 16.04, if ...
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chrome guest permantly on

I would like chrome to always start in guest mode. NOT --profile-directory="Guest Profile" which gives me options. ALWAYS in guest mode and not sharing profiles. incredibly frustrating and annoying....
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How to find the windows open in Incognito mode in Chrome before the computer closed them all down?

My computer shut down all pages I had open in Incognito Mode without my prompting. I believe because I had too many windows open at the same time. Is there a way to find the windows I had open in ...
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Chrome 69: Open Links from External Apps in Front Incognito Window?

I usually have a regular and an incognito window open in Chrome. Usually (and on purpose), the frontmost window is the incognito one. Before Chrome 69, links from external apps (e.g. .webloc files in ...
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Is it necessary to log out of a website in an incognito window if you’re just going to close the window afterward?

I use online banking, typically in an incognito window. I also use other, less important accounts in incognito windows because I don't want websites to be tracking me across the Internet (tracking ...
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Always opening external links in incognito window Chrome on Mac OS

Until version 68 Google Chrome when you clicked on external link it would open it window that is currently active no matter if it is incognito or not. Now, when you click on external link and ...
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Why is Incognito mode disabled in Google Chrome on my mac?

I am trying to enable incognito mode in Google Chrome on my MacBook. However, the option is greyed out in the drop down menu. Why is it disabled and how can I enable it?
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Chrome Private tabs to regular tab

I have a plenty of tabs opened in private mode. I would like to open all these tabs in a normal window. Any way to do it without copying each address in the regular tab?
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Why doesn't my private session in Edge always clear when I close all my InPrivate windows?

Sometimes, I've noticed in Microsoft Edge that even after I close all my InPrivate windows, my cookies and data saved in that session don't clear properly. They remain separate from my main, non-...
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How to track the whole Chrome's history?

I have a question that I can't find an answer for. Is there a way to track the whole Google Chrome's history (including Incognito mode), before some records are deleted? I feel like my kids are ...
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How do I determine with powershell the PIDs of incognito chrome tabs?

As per this website the way to start chome in incognito on the command line is & "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -incognito (edited to work in powershell) I can ...
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Chrome incognito windows always opens a second (unwanted) tab

every time I open a new Chrome incognito window, it always open a second incognito tab. The url is: http://norde.us/topelevenchromewebstore that redirects to a facebook app link: https://www....
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Firefox sharing login sessions between private mode windows

I noticed that if I login to SE in a private mode window using Firefox v57.0 Quantum (x64 on Windows 7 Pro) and then open a second private mode window and navigate to e.g. security.stackexchange.com, ...
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Change Google Chrome's default incognito page without using external extensions

On my computer, Google Chrome opens in incognito automatically (I forced this using Group policy). This is mainly because I hate targeted ads (when I browse something on amazon, all ads suddenly show ...
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How can this website reidentify me even after deleting all of my browser's history and using a VPN?

The website dropmail.me is able to successfully reidentify me (and offer my last used temp mail addresses via. "Restore access") despite doing the following: Delete all my browsers history which ...
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Chrome incognito does not answer, can I get a list of the tabs?

I have four incognito windows open, all of them aren't answering and I'd like a list of the tabs. Is that possible? Chrome is using around 30% of CPU, but less than 80 MB of RAM. Windows 10, latest ...
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What is the difference between Guest and Incognito modes of Chrome browser?

I used the Incognito mode of Chrome for years, and it works pretty well. Recently I noticed they added "Guest" account, which as far as I could see, has the same features. The only difference I ...
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How do I remove Facebook's tyrranical “Facebook Comments Plugin”? [closed]

Some websites I go to using Chrome, there is a comment section in which you can post with your facebook account. Under it, it says "Facebook Comments Plugin". For some bizarre reason, this comments ...
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How to disable desktop Chrome inline auto-complete?

This is when you type "the" and suddenly "the thing I was looking for yesterday" shows up in the address bar so that when you hit Enter it searches for the thing you searched for yesterday not the ...
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Why does Wunderlist not load in private Firefox?

If I login to Wunderlist from a private tab in Firefox, it keeps reloading https://www.wunderlist.com/webapp# over and over. In Chrome, I have no such problem; I can access it from private tab. Now ...
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Does there exist a shortcut in Google Chrome to close all open Incognito Windows, but not all open Chrome windows?

Suppose one is browsing on Chrome on a regular window, but there is also an (or many) Incognito window(s) open in the background. The user does not want to open them and close the windows one by one, ...
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Find savefile of ongoing private flash game

I am trying to find the schedule location of a flash game that is currently being played in firefox's "private" browsing mode. The game only saves to local storage and since the browser is in "private"...
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Firefox enable/disable specific addons when switching mode

I have some addons for Firefox which I would like to use in normal browsing mode. And There are some other addons which I'd like to use when browsing in incognito (private browsing). Now is there a ...
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Custom start-up page for chrome incognito mode

I know how to set a custom start-up page in chrome, for regular browsing (Settings -> On startup), but when I run in incognito mode, the home page is always the same: a gray screen with a white logo, "...
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How to open a page in incognito mode from HTML?

As a sysadmin, I frequently want to open internal web apps in incognito mode, for a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with privacy. To use a different set of credentials, perhaps. Or to ...