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How do I delete the private browsing option?


I want to know if there is a way to delete the private browsing option off my computer.

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There is no built-in option to disable private browsing. You can use the Menu Editor extension to remove the option to start in private browsing mode from the menus, but that is easily bypassed. For example it does not stop somebody using the keyboard shortcut to open private browsing.

Private browsing is not the only way to hide browsing details, somebody can remove records of their browsing by using clear recent history.

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Thank you for the information. I will try to at least try to remove the option. Thanks again!