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Problem: Ctrl+Shift+P does not work to toggle private browsing. It opens up a new private window, but no longer will toggle back to regular mode.

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Opening private browsing w/ Ctrl+Shift+P works fine. But when I try to toggle back, it just opens up a new private window.

Is this a bug? Or an intentional change in the newest version?

Those of us who depend on keyboard shortcuts are often overlooked in software revisions. Users like me want to keep working without leaving the keyboard to grab a mouse...

Any suggestions or advice?

Thanks.

Opening private browsing w/ Ctrl+Shift+P works fine. But when I try to toggle back, it just opens up a new private window. Is this a bug? Or an intentional change in the newest version? Those of us who depend on keyboard shortcuts are often overlooked in software revisions. Users like me want to keep working without leaving the keyboard to grab a mouse... Any suggestions or advice? Thanks.

Modified by mschubb

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cor-el
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You now have to close the window via Ctrl+Shift+W instead of toggling PB mode via Ctrl+Shift+P.

Future Firefox versions will support Private Browsing per tab, this is already available in an extension.

The Firefox menu button gets purple or you get a purple PB mask on the menu bar or tab bar (Linux) if you are in a PB tab and all Private Browsing mode tabs get a dashed underlining.

You now have to close the window via Ctrl+Shift+W instead of toggling PB mode via Ctrl+Shift+P. Future Firefox versions will support Private Browsing per tab, this is already available in an extension. *Private Tab: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/private-tab/ The Firefox menu button gets purple or you get a purple PB mask on the menu bar or tab bar (Linux) if you are in a PB tab and all Private Browsing mode tabs get a dashed underlining.

Modified by cor-el

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thanks. hard to lose an old keystroke habit....

thanks. hard to lose an old keystroke habit....