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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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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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How to open links ,that you cannot right click, in incognito window in chrome

I would like a shortcut way. or easiest way. I understand there are ways to open with right click and "g" or click the "incognito window" But the link I am clicking don't allow right click. Default ...
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How to disable sign in to chrome dialog? [duplicate]

Everytime I open chrome, the sign in to chrome dialog opens up and is annoying me. How can I disable it? EDIT: I am using chrome on Ubuntu 16.04. And the sign in prompt is not a tab anymore but a ...
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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 ...
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Chrome Incognito mode broken in latest version?

I've used Chrome's incognito mode for sensitive searches where some of our company's competitive information is involved so that when I use my laptop at other meetings etc. the autocomplete bar does ...
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Can a website track which exact laptop/computer you use to log in?

I ask because I am extremely concerned about my privacy and I am going to access a website that collects a lot of data and I prefer that they not track it to my laptop. I am fine with them tracking ...
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Chrome Incognito: Make Default Browser

I know that I can make Google Chrome start in incognito mode by adding "-incognito" in a shortcut. However, if I click on a link in Outlook or a word processor, for example, the link will still open ...
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How to trick the “device fingerprint” on browser

My question is about a site that give you a sign up bonus and this bonus is given once per PC ("machine id,ip adress etc...") My purpose is to bypass this gate to create more accounts from the same ...
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What happens to a cancelled download in Chrome?

What happens to a download started in incognito mode when you cancel it? Does it get deleted? Or is there a temporary file somewhere?
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Chrome Incognito mode & Gmail Login

If I open Chrome in Ingognito mode & login to a Gmail account & then open a second incognito window how does Gmail automatically log in into the same account? i.e. What lets Gmail figure what ...
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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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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 Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\...
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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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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 it'...
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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 web-...
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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 ...