How to Enable Private Browsing

by Mike BensonUpdated September 28, 2017
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Most popular Web browsers now offer a private browse option. Its purpose is to prevent the browser from storing information regarding your browsing history. This is especially beneficial when you are using a public computer because it eliminates confidential data being stored on the machines log.

Internet Explorer 8+

Open Internet Explorer.

Click on “Safety.”

Select “InPrivate Browsing” from the menu. A new window opens and states you are now in InPrivate Browsing mode.

Mozilla Firefox 3.1+

Open Mozilla Firefox.

Click on “Tools.”

Select “Start Private Browsing.”

Click the “Start Private Browsing” button on the confirmation dialog.

Google Chrome

Open Google Chrome.

Click on “Tools.”

Click on “New Incognito Window.” You are now browsing privately within the new window.

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About the Author

Mike Benson has been a freelance writer since 2000. He has authored tech guides on eHow as well as product and game reviews on a number of websites. Benson has focused his career in information technology and is educated in COMPTIA A+, electronics, A, B, C networking, search engine evaluation and programming. Benson has a certification of computer fundamentals and literacy.

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