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Private browsing tabs are no longer a different color

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I recently had to uninstall and re-install Firefox to deal with a software conflict issue. I then reset all of my preferences, including using www.google.com as my homepage. Before the re-install, private browsing tabs opened as a different, darker color theme than regular tabs, and they opened on the Firefox home page. Now, they open on the same Google home page as the regular tabs and are the same color as regular tabs, which can be confusing. How do I get back to a darker-theme private browsing tab? Thank you.

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Well, I solved this myself. In setting up the "privacy" options for my account, I had selected "Firefox will never remember history." When you do that, every tab you open is a private browsing tab, but they all look like ordinary non-private tabs. Go back into the privacy options, select "remember history" or "Use custom settings for history" and the next time you open a private browsing tab, it will be purple have have the private tab icon on it.

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Well, I solved this myself. In setting up the "privacy" options for my account, I had selected "Firefox will never remember history." When you do that, every tab you open is a private browsing tab, but they all look like ordinary non-private tabs. Go back into the privacy options, select "remember history" or "Use custom settings for history" and the next time you open a private browsing tab, it will be purple have have the private tab icon on it.

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