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How do I configure the desktop or taskbar icon/link to Firefox so Firefox version 42 or newer will always open in a "new private window"?

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I use Linux on my Acer Laptop. I want to use Mozilla Firefox version 42.0 or newer in "New Private Window Mode" always. When I click the Firefox icon on my desktop or taskbar, I want Firefox to open in "New Private Window" always; no exceptions. When I click the tab button or a link, all new pages should open in "Private Window" mode always. Additionally, I want to know I am in a Private window with the Privacy mask showing. Your help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Exza.

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hi Exza, assuming that you would like to get more out of tracking protection, there are a few options:

  • you can customize your firefox shortcut on the desktop or taskbar to open firefox directly into private browsing mode: right-click the "mozilla firefox" shortcut, go to properties and at the end of the target-line which should hold the path to the firefox program folder add " -private"
  • you could enable tracking protection not only during private browsing but in normal windows as well trough a "hidden" preference: enter about:config into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named privacy.trackingprotection.enabled. double-click it and change its value to true.
  • you can set firefox to never remember history in the menu > options > privacy panel in order to always run it in private browsing mode. however you won't be able to open any normal windows or save any history and passwords if you have set this mode: Settings for privacy, browsing history and do-not-track
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தீர்வு தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்பட்டது

hi Exza, assuming that you would like to get more out of tracking protection, there are a few options:

  • you can customize your firefox shortcut on the desktop or taskbar to open firefox directly into private browsing mode: right-click the "mozilla firefox" shortcut, go to properties and at the end of the target-line which should hold the path to the firefox program folder add " -private"
  • you could enable tracking protection not only during private browsing but in normal windows as well trough a "hidden" preference: enter about:config into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named privacy.trackingprotection.enabled. double-click it and change its value to true.
  • you can set firefox to never remember history in the menu > options > privacy panel in order to always run it in private browsing mode. however you won't be able to open any normal windows or save any history and passwords if you have set this mode: Settings for privacy, browsing history and do-not-track

You can use an extension to get Private Browsing mode support per tab.