Private Browsing


With the announcement that Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 will incorporate what they are calling private browsing I sigh with an air of resignation and start thinking about funny / legitimate reasons to use this feature.

The sigh is because this has been available on Chrome since its launch back at the start of Sept, read what I said about it then. The feature on Chrome is called “Incognito” and does the same thing as private browsing will on Firefox.

I know most of Firefox-fan-boys, bit I stay strong on Opera and Chrome, only using Firefox if I need a third browser open.

So, the fun bit, what would you use this feature for? Don’t say Porn!

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  1. lukeb3000  •  Dec 9, 2008 @12:59 pm

    This feature has been available for quite some time (I think) on Safari

    As for legitimate uses, hmm if you know a website uses cookies to track you it may be worth turning the feature on?

    Mozilla suggest these uses for private browsing

    “users may wish to begin a private browsing session to research a medical condition, or plan a surprise vacation or birthday party for a loved one. ”

    I look forward to reading everyone else suggestions

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