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Being in a Private Mode while surfing the Internet is a must nowadays, above all if you surf from a public computer. But even in your house is safer to surf without leaving any fingerprints (anonymously), because you don’t want your geeky children find out the number of your credit card and use it to buy one hundred hamburgers from McDonald! A nice solution to this issue is use the excellent Google Chrome, which has got among its features a nice Incognito Mode. Anyway if you don’t like the idea of using Chrome because you like Firefox better, here is a little trick which can save you from a lot of distress.

  1. Open your Firefox (3.x and further versions).
  2. In the Search Bar type about:config
  3. A message followed by a button saying “I’ll be carefull. I promise!” should appear. Click on it.
  4. Type browser.privatebrowsing.autostart in the filter field.
  5. Double click on the value above and set it True.
  6. Next time you will open your Firefox it will be in Private Mode!
  7. By the way. If you think that this trick is too difficult to accomplish, here is a nice free add-on available for all Firefox versions which cleans your Red Fox in a couple of seconds.

If instead you are still stuck on Internet Explorer, here is a trick to clean it from the command line.

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13 Comments to “How to open Firefox 3.x (and further versions) in Private Browsing”

  1. faqluv Says:

    Private Browsing mode is available only in Firefox 3.5 and higher. Previous versions of Firefox don’t support private browsing!

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