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I configured the security settings to always open Firefox in a new private window. Why doesn't the Private Window icon appear at the top of the browser window?

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Using latest Win10 version.

Using latest Win10 version.

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And when Private Browsing was a new feature in Firefox, a Bug was filed to not have that mask appear when in permanent private browsing mode if on. That Bug was fixed, hence what you are referring to. iirc, the complaint was that the mask 'broadcast' the fact that the user was using private browsing mode and passers-by would see that; not cool in an enterprise / office setting.

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Hello sten.chinn,

You will only see that icon (mask) when you're in normal browsing mode and open a Private window. When you're in permanent private browsing mode you won't see that icon, as there is no need to show you that you're in private browsing mode - you know you are in private browsing mode, cause that's how you set it to be.

Hello sten.chinn, You will only see that icon (mask) when you're in normal browsing mode and open a Private window. When you're in permanent private browsing mode you won't see that icon, as there is no need to show you that you're in private browsing mode - you ''know'' you are in private browsing mode, cause that's how you set it to be.
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And when Private Browsing was a new feature in Firefox, a Bug was filed to not have that mask appear when in permanent private browsing mode if on. That Bug was fixed, hence what you are referring to. iirc, the complaint was that the mask 'broadcast' the fact that the user was using private browsing mode and passers-by would see that; not cool in an enterprise / office setting.

And when Private Browsing was a new feature in Firefox, a Bug was filed to not have that mask appear when in permanent private browsing mode if on. That Bug was fixed, hence what you are referring to. iirc, the complaint was that the mask 'broadcast' the fact that the user was using private browsing mode and passers-by would see that; not cool in an enterprise / office setting.
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