Incognito mode switch in Firefox, Chrome and IE

Incognito mode is there both in Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. But what does this really mean and how do I enable it?

Who goes to the Internet, which leaves its mark. The provider stores which websites I visited. save the websites when I was there, which browser and where I came from. Last but not least is stored on the computer, what sites I have visited. Parallel to place websites even cookies and Java scripts on my hard drive, and the browser stores all loaded images and the code of the pages visited.

Who uses the computer for me to track my way across the Internet with relatively little effort. And with some of the cookies he can even log into websites that I have not been closed properly. My secrets are a problem. But it can arise even financial loss.

browse incognito mode and InPrivate what mean?

A browser stores files on our computer. In many cases this is happening at our convenience. The browsing history to me as help that I can find quickly a page where I was yesterday, I have not saved in Favorites. And the browser cache stores the images and content visited pages on the hard disk, so I do not have to get from the Internet on a return visit again.

That may have been useful at times of ISDN or old modem connections entirely. But today, the contents are transmitted at such high speed that reloading no longer negligible. but it betrays anyone snooping on my hard drive where I was and what pages and images I viewed. This can spoil surprises if the friend can see the next destination or gift. This can lead to layoffs when private browsing is forbidden on the office PC.

But there are even now in every major browser the ability of the private browsing. It is called incognito mode, private mode or InPrivate browsing, but the principle is the same in all browsers: It starts a new browser window that now bears no data on the surfing session more on the hard disk. Cookies, temporary files, browsing history and Co. are locked out. All that is required during the session, the browser moves into memory. But to the hard drive, nothing comes of it. be well, strictly speaking, content can be found in the Windows swap file, but one needs to have a special program for forensic examination. In any case, sees by the usual means no more, where the journey to the internet went.

So we switch to different browsers in incognito mode

The three major browser, Firefox, Chrome, and Microsoft Internet Explorer, each with a special key combination that you can call a private window. Us you are in such a window, you can see this clearly for special labeling.

Enable Incognito mode in Firefox

The Mozilla browser calls the Mode menu &# 8220; New private window&# 8221; or simply &Private mode; # 8220&# 8221 ;. We reach it by pressing Ctrl &# 8211; shift &# 8211; P. This will open a whole new browser window, parallel to the already open window. Private Browsing, we recognize a small, purple mask that appears on the top right. You should close the original browser window, to avoid accidentally surf the public mode here.

firefox private mode

Once you close the Private window, the mode ends again. you open Firefox again so you are back in the normal type of program and all chronicles are reinvested. However, it is possible in principle to surf incognito. Under &# 8220; Extras &# 8211; settings&# 8221; is located in the Firefox tab Privacy &# 8211; also characterized by a mask. There, about midway, the option &# 8220; Always use the private mode&# 8221 ;. Now Firefox is restarted and is automatically set to private mode. At the same time, the active private mode is no longer displayed.

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