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How should I know if my new window is actually a Private window?

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The blue mask icon no longer shows in the upper right hand corner of the window when I select the Private Window. Is there something wrong? Or is this just something you dropped from the process or changed?

If I have a problem, what do I do about it?

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Hello BobMuench,

Would you please check to see if you're not in permanent Private Browsing mode :

Options => Privacy & Security => under 'History' choose 'Use custom settings for history' and if the box 'Always use private browsing mode' is checked, then you are in permanent private browsing mode. In permanent private browsing mode you won't see that mask.

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Hello BobMuench,

Would you please check to see if you're not in permanent Private Browsing mode :

Options => Privacy & Security => under 'History' choose 'Use custom settings for history' and if the box 'Always use private browsing mode' is checked, then you are in permanent private browsing mode. In permanent private browsing mode you won't see that mask.

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If you open a new tab in this window then it should be labeled "Private Browsing".