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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
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;
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.
Then reinstall the latest version.
Flash Player Version 22.214.171.124
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
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.
- Private Tab: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/private-tab/
- Private Browsing mode tabs get a dashed underline
- You can toggle Private Browsing mode on/off via the right-click context menu of a tab