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IS there a way to start a session in NOT private browsing on a Mac after you set it to always start in private browsing besides going to the preferences?

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I set it to always start in private browsing on a Mac. For some sessions, I would like to start the browser where the history IS kept on the computer. When I try to go and turn off private browsing in the "Tools" menu, the "Stop Private Browsing" menu is grayed out (i.e. unable to click it).

Basically, I want a reverse to the original function (i.e. I want it to always be in private browsing EXCEPT for certain times instead of the original never in private browsing EXCEPT for certain times).

I set it to always start in private browsing on a Mac. For some sessions, I would like to start the browser where the history IS kept on the computer. When I try to go and turn off private browsing in the "Tools" menu, the "Stop Private Browsing" menu is grayed out (i.e. unable to click it). Basically, I want a reverse to the original function (i.e. I want it to always be in private browsing EXCEPT for certain times instead of the original never in private browsing EXCEPT for certain times).

Détails additionnels sur le système

Plugins installés

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Version 3.10.2.10212
  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.23
  • Microsoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Garmin Communicator Plug-in Version 3.0.1.0

Application

  • Agent utilisateur : Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0

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I set it so that Firefox will "Use Custom Settings for history" and set it to "Always Use Private Browsing Mode". There does not seem to be a way to stop a particular session from running in private browsing mode besides going to the "Preferences". After I change it to always start in private browsing, it changes the setting to "Never remember history", which isn't what I want

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If you've set that via the Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history" window then you can't use the Stop Private Browsing menu entry.
You can try if it works if you remove the check mark Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > "Always use private browsing mode".
It does for me on Linux.

You can verify it with this code in the Web Developer > Error Console (Ctrl+Shift+J).


var pbs = Components.classes["@mozilla.org/privatebrowsing;1"].getService(Components.interfaces.nsIPrivateBrowsingService);
alert('Private Browsing is '+((pbs.privateBrowsingEnabled)?'on':'off'));
If you've set that via the Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history" window then you can't use the Stop Private Browsing menu entry.<br /> You can try if it works if you remove the check mark Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > "Always use private browsing mode".<br /> It does for me on Linux. You can verify it with this code in the Web Developer > Error Console (Ctrl+Shift+J). ---- <pre><nowiki>var pbs = Components.classes["@mozilla.org/privatebrowsing;1"].getService(Components.interfaces.nsIPrivateBrowsingService); alert('Private Browsing is '+((pbs.privateBrowsingEnabled)?'on':'off'));</nowiki></pre>