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I AM TRYING TO SET UP THE PRIVATE BROWSING FEATURE - I SEEM TO HAVE LOST THE FIREFOX BUTTON. HELP PLEASE

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I AM TRYING TO SET UP THE PRIVATE BROWSING FEATURE - I SEEM TO HAVE LOST THE FIREFOX BUTTON. HELP PLEASE

WHEN I OPEN THE FIREFOX BROWSER, I NO LONGER SEEM TO HAVE THAT ORANGE BAR THAT SAYS FIREFOX AT THE TOP LEFT. I AM SHOWING FILE,EDIT,VIEW,HISTORY,BOOKMARKS, TOOLS AND HELP. I WANTED TO ACTIVATE PRIVATE BROWSING BUT SEEM TO HAVE LOST THE FIREFOX BUTTON THAT I NEED TO CLICK ON. THANKS, JANE

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Re: I AM TRYING TO SET UP THE PRIVATE BROWSING FEATURE - I SEEM TO HAVE LOST THE FIREFOX BUTTON. HELP PLEASE

If you click on View, the Toolbars, then uncheck "Menu Bar", do you get the Firefox button back?

To activate Private Browsing, you can click on the Firefox button, then "Start Private Browsing", or press the Control, Shift and P keys all at the same time on your keyboard.

Also, make sure you update to the latest Firefox 11 to take advantage of security and stability fixes!

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Re: I AM TRYING TO SET UP THE PRIVATE BROWSING FEATURE - I SEEM TO HAVE LOST THE FIREFOX BUTTON. HELP PLEASE

Make sure that you do not run Firefox in full screen mode (press F11 or Fn + F11 to toggle; Mac: command+Shift+F).
If you are in full screen mode then hover the mouse to the top to make the Navigation Toolbar and Tab bar appear.
You can click the Maximize button at the top right to leave full screen mode or right click empty space on a toolbar and use "Exit Full Screen Mode" or press F11.


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Re: I AM TRYING TO SET UP THE PRIVATE BROWSING FEATURE - I SEEM TO HAVE LOST THE FIREFOX BUTTON. HELP PLEASE

If you click on View, the Toolbars, then uncheck "Menu Bar", do you get the Firefox button back?

To activate Private Browsing, you can click on the Firefox button, then "Start Private Browsing", or press the Control, Shift and P keys all at the same time on your keyboard.

Also, make sure you update to the latest Firefox 11 to take advantage of security and stability fixes!

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Re: I AM TRYING TO SET UP THE PRIVATE BROWSING FEATURE - I SEEM TO HAVE LOST THE FIREFOX BUTTON. HELP PLEASE

Thank you so much - this worked perfectly!