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Win7 Pinning Private Browsing Command Line Icon to taskbar in addition to the regular one?

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I have a habit of keeping all my often used apps on the taskbar and keeping the desktop clean save a few folders contained overly organized shortcuts/shortcuts to hard drives for all downloads,rar extractions, general workspace and pretty pictures and this minor thing is bugging the crap out of me.

I basically want to pin the command line shortcut with its different icon to the taskbar in addition to the normal one because I use firefox so frequently I don't want to right click,go through the tools or have it on the desktop eating away at my soul! Single click from taskbar a must :)

I know its possible somehow but I don't have the first clue on what to do. If anyone else has a similar compulsion and has figured it out pretty please hold my hand through this.

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You can just right-click the already pinned icon and choose “Enter Private Browsing” from the jumplist. But have it your way.

  1. Click the Windows logo orb on the taskbar, then click All Programs.
  2. Right-click one of the start menu folders and choose Open.
  3. In the window that opens, right-click and choose New, then Shortcut.
  4. Browse to the Firefox executable (usually C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe or C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe).
  5. Click the Next button, name the shortcut (e.g. “Firefox - Private Browsing”, then click the Finish button.
  6. Right-click the newly-created shortcut and choose Properties.
  7. Add a space followed by -private-toggle to the Target line. For example, the modified line might read, "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -private-toggle
  8. Click the Change Icon button and choose the mask icon from the firefox.exe file. Click the OK button afterwards.
  9. Click OK again to close the shortcut properties.
  10. Right-click the shortcut and choose Pin to Taskbar.

If Firefox is already running, launching the shortcut will switch to Private Browsing mode. Presumably, this is what you want. Currently, the only way to run regular Firefox alongside Private Browsing mode is to use separate profiles.


It looks like you're using the Masking Agent extension. If the idea is to fight tracking on the web, you're actually accomplishing the opposite.

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