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Private Browsing has a mind of it's own


Okay about a month ago my private browsing would turn on when I opened Firefox. So I would turn it back off, and then do whatever I came to do. But then when I would close the browser and open it again, private browsing would turn on again. I'd done everything, and finally, a couple weeks later, I got it to stop. So it'd been about 2 weeks and it wasn't turning back on, but just today it did it again!! What is going on?

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I tried and it didn't work.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

Also check that you do not start Firefox with the -private command line switch.

If you do not keep changes after a restart then see: