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Using firefox 59.0.2 (32 bit). Can start private browsing from scratch, but if a non-private instance is open, can't open private browsing window
I can start private browsing, from a saved icon that specifies private browsing, if no other firefox windows are open. However, if there's a non private browsing window open, this icon will only open another non-private browser. Similarly, if I am using a non- private browsing window, and click on either the mask icon, or the menu item "new private window" a new non-private window will open instead.
I'm using firefox 59.0.2 (32 bit) on a 64-bit machine.
thanks, r petrie
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You need to edit the batch file to include these commands;
Here is an example (on one line only); -no-remote -new-instance -new-window
Usage: C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\firefox.exe [ options ... ] [URL] where options include: -h or -help Print this message. -v or -version Print Firefox version. -P <profile> Start with <profile>. -migration Start with migration wizard. -ProfileManager Start with ProfileManager. -no-remote Do not accept or send remote commands; implies -new-instance. -new-instance Open new instance, not a new window in running instance. -UILocale <locale> Start with <locale> resources as UI Locale. -safe-mode Disables extensions and themes for this session. -console Start Firefox with a debugging console. -jsconsole Open the Error console. -browser Open a browser window. -new-window <url> Open <url> in a new window. -new-tab <url> Open <url> in a new tab. -preferences Open Options dialog. -search <term> Search <term> with your default search engine. -setDefaultBrowser Set this app as the default browser.
HI Fred and thanks for the response. I added: "-no-remote -new-instance -new-window" to the command line, and firefox did indeed open a new, private window. However, it only did so after displaying this error: "firefox is already running. This old firefox process must be closed to open a new window." I clicked ok, and it did just that, closed the old instance and opened a new, private window.
I had hoped to be able to keep the old process while opening the new one. Is this possible? Thanks r
Please copy the full batch command and post it here.