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Firefox flag to switch private browsing on/off doesn't indicate to the user the state of the switch following clicking it

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Firefox got rid of the purple mask when in private browsing. Consequently, the new on/off switch of private browsing doesn't indicate the state of the switch following clicking it.

There is no way for the user to find out what is the state of the private browsing since Firefox made it a secret and no indication is given to the state of the browsing!!!

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Separate Issue; Your System Details shows;

Installed Plug-ins

Shockwave Flash 18.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer.

Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here: Uninstall Flash Player | Windows Uninstall Flash Player | Mac

Then reinstall the latest version.

Flash Player Version 18.0.0.160
https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html


Private Browsing - Use Firefox without saving history https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/private-browsing-use-firefox-without-history

There are some good add-ons here you can check out;; https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=Private

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You do not see the purple mask if you are in permanent PB mode. You only see this mask if you are in normal mode and open a New Private Window.

In permanent PB mode you only see New Private Window in the File menu.

You can use an extension to get Private Browsing mode support per tab.