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Private Browsing History

For some reason my browser occasionally jumps over to a private browsing tab and I may never realize Firefox has performed this action. I may continue with my research f… (read more)

For some reason my browser occasionally jumps over to a private browsing tab and I may never realize Firefox has performed this action. I may continue with my research for any length of time when I may need to look at something other than my browser, say jump over to a Note or some other function not having to do with Firefox, when I return I find maybe an hour of research has automatically been closed and of course there is no record of that lost work. This function is really frustrating additionally it's tricky that a link to another site or page of information can cause the Firefox Browser to open the following tab in Private Mode, then automatically close when it becomes necessary to look at some other functions on my Android device, everything is wiped out gone lost no way to retrieve the info.

What ever happened to Lazarus, the app that always brought back lost work, private or otherwise? That was an excellent and very helpful tool. Is there some other way unknown to me where I can retrieve those closed private tabs, how do I stop the links from auto-opening privately, and I'd like to know how to stop private tabs from closing when I leave those tabs to focus on something other for a split second.

Please advise. Thank you.

Asked by Trevor 1 week ago

Last reply by Paul 1 week ago

removing private browsing

I gotta ask... why isn't there a setting to remove private browsing on firefox? Now yeah sure it's free security but we got add ons for that. I've always felt like privat… (read more)

I gotta ask... why isn't there a setting to remove private browsing on firefox? Now yeah sure it's free security but we got add ons for that. I've always felt like private browsing and incognito stuff is just a way to go to pornhub feeling secured from criticism. That's why I quit Chrome (+ being able to watch YouTube with ads for free) so I gotta ask again... why isn't there a setting to remove private browsing on firefox?

Asked by BenjiTheHunterYT 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 weeks ago

Downloads automatically deleted

I downloaded some files while in private browsing. I'm absolutely positive they fully download as I was able to see them in my gallery and set some as a phone wallpaper. … (read more)

I downloaded some files while in private browsing. I'm absolutely positive they fully download as I was able to see them in my gallery and set some as a phone wallpaper. After I closed the tab/private mode, all the files were just gone. I do not have the setting to delete on exit enabled.

One file that I chose to delete myself was able to be restored so I was able to see I wasn't going crazy, but all the other ones don't even come up as deleted in Total Commander or anywhere else on my device.

Asked by icee0711 2 months ago

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purple theme switched to grey

I recently downloaded Firefox on my android and at first there was a purple background that has switched to grey after a few days without me changing it. The theme still … (read more)

I recently downloaded Firefox on my android and at first there was a purple background that has switched to grey after a few days without me changing it. The theme still can be displayed in private mode but not in regular search.

Asked by meepa1718 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago

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Private Browsing history

On Android - Recently noticed that even when using Private Browsing and Quitting correctly my last sites visited will appear under Android, Settings, Notifications, Advan… (read more)

On Android - Recently noticed that even when using Private Browsing and Quitting correctly my last sites visited will appear under Android, Settings, Notifications, Advanced Settings, Notifications History, Firefox. Note that my Firefox Notifications are turned off.

Asked by Dana 1 year ago

Last reply by Dana 1 year ago