How To Enable Private Browsing on Chrome, Mozilla & IE

As we all know, everyone wants to have his or her own privacy while accessing the web, that’s where “Private Browsing” as top web browsers a such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, would call it comes into play.

What is Private Browsing?

private incognito and inprivate browsing
Private Browsing is a special feature that is made available by web browsers that allows you to access the web, leaving no trail behind. If you enable Private Browsing on any of your Web Browsers, once you close the browsing window, there would be no trace of your activities such as, No History left, no cookies would be stored, no password would be remembered. In face I make use of Private Browsing (known as Incognito in Chrome, Private browsing in Mozilla and InPrivate Browsing in Internet Explorer) whenever I use a friend’s or Cafe’s Personal computer to access the web.

How To Activate Incognito In Google Chrome

It is quite easy to enable incognito (private browsing) in your Google Chrome Web Browser by following the below steps.

Launch your Chrome Browser, click on settings on the right side of the address bar, then click on “New Incognito Window”. It is shown below.

enabling incognito in Google Chrome browser

You can also simply enable Incognito in Google Chrome by pressing and holding three keys at once.

Ctrl + Shift + N

Enabling Private Browsing In Mozilla Firefox

You have to click on the Firefox Menu at the top left side of the browser written “Firefox“, now click on “Start Private Browsing” . You can see it shown below.

how to enable private browsing in Mozilla Firefox

In Mozilla Private Browsing, the orange menu bar changes to purple as shown below.

private browsing

How To Enable InPrivate Browsing In Internet Explorer (IE)

This is how to enable Inprivate Browsing in IE browsers.

Click on the Gear Icon on the top right corner of your IE browser, then click on Safety > Inprivate Browsing. See image below.

how to enable inprivate browsing in IE browser

It can also be also be activated on Internet Explorer browser by simply pressing and holding three keys at once which are:

Ctrl + Shift + P

A new window would open with the Inprivate Browsing Icon shown below.

inprivate browsing

Disabling Private browsing, Incognito and Inprivate Browsing

If you wish to disable Private Browsing on Chrome browser, the process involved is same as that of Internet Explorer. You simply need to close the Window in which you enabled Incognito (Inprivate Browser), and relaunch Google chrome or Explorer.

Disabling the Private Browsing in Mozilla Firefox involves, clicking on the Menu of your browser, then click on “Stop Private Browsing“.

how to stop mozilla private browsing

I hope you love this little Browser tip. You can say thanks using the comment box.

Oscar Frank

Oscar is a Blogger, who has the passion to teach others how to make money blogging. Apart from this, his other areas of interest are Wordpress, Web Development and Gadgets. You can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter or Google +


Comments

  1. Mohammed Yaqoob says:

    Great Post Bro… Keep It Up (y)

  2. Olarewaju Azeez says:

    Thats really a nice post, more grease 2 ur elbows bro

  3. i think Mozilla is best to do private browsing . anyway thanks for writing informative post.

    • Oscar Frank says:

      I really have fallen in love with the Google Chrome browser and I think I prefer it. Anyway, thanks for your contribution bro.

  4. No need work hard just open Chrome browser press Ctrl + Shift + N it will allow Private Browsing actually its mean that time browser will not allow cookies

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