Do you look for a way to keep your web browsing activities private from other users? Or the way to automatically erase your browsing history and search history, when you close the Web browser? All Web Browsers have a privacy feature called incognito mode or Privacy mode or private browsing. In this post, we discuss what is private browsing or incognito mode. How to Enable Private Browsing ( incognito mode )on Any Web Browser?
- 1 What is Private Browsing incognito mode?
- 1.1 Enable Private Browsing (incognito mode) On Chrome Browser
- 1.2 Open the Private Browsing window on Firefox
- 1.3 Browsing InPrivate mode on Microsoft Edge Browser
- 1.4 Open New private window on Opera Browser
- 1.5 Private Browsing on Safari Browser (Windows computer)
- 1.6 InPrivate Browsing For Internet Explorer users
What is Private Browsing incognito mode?
Privacy mode or private browsing or incognito mode is a privacy feature in web browsers to disable logging of browsing history and web cache. This means When you use InPrivate tabs or incognito mode, your browsing data (like your history, temporary internet files, and cookies) isn’t saved on your PC once you’re done.
However, this does not mean you are anonymous on the Internet. Each page that you visit still recognizes your IP address. If someone had the ability to view your IP address history for legal purposes, an ISP, website, and even a search engine server log could be used to track you.
Enable Private Browsing (incognito mode) On Chrome Browser
To enable Private Browsing (incognito mode) on Google Chrome browser.
- First, open the web Chrome browser and Click on the Customize and Control Google Chrome icon in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window.
- Then select the option New incognito window as shown below image.
- Or you can use Keyboard Shortcut Ctrl+Shift+N to open a web browser in Incognito mode. Note: Before open incognito mode you must first open the web browser in normal mode.
To leave Incognito Mode, close the incognito window or re-open the Google Chrome browser.
Open the Private Browsing window on Firefox
- First Open the Firefox browser.
- Click Menu in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window And Select New Private Window.
- Or Open the Firefox browser, And Press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+P keys at the same time to get
Browsing InPrivate mode on Microsoft Edge Browser
First Open the Microsoft Edge browser. When the Edge is running, click the More (…) options and then click the New InPrivate window option to open an InPrivate window of Edge.
Or you can press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+P keys at the same time on running Edge browser to get the InPrivate Mode on Edge browser.
Open New private window on Opera Browser
To Get a Private window on the Opera web browser first run the browser. Then click on the menu button in the upper left-hand corner of the window. And From the drop-down menu, select the New private window.
Also, you can press the Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+N on running the Opera browser to open a private window.
Private Browsing on Safari Browser (Windows computer)
Open the Safari web browser. Then click the Gear icon located in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window. And Select Private Browsing… from the drop-down menu.
InPrivate Browsing For Internet Explorer users
Open the Internet Explorer browser. On the upper right-hand portion of the browser window, click Tools. Then move the mouse pointer over the Safety drop-down menu and Click InPrivate Browsing.
Or on a running Internet explorer browser, you can press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+P keys at the same time to open InPrivate Browsing.
I hope now you can easily enable Private Browsing mode or incognito mode on all web browsers. Have any query, suggestion feel free to comment below.