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Post Posted September 4th, 2018, 7:59 am

Hi,
I've firefox on a mac.
How can run firefox in anonymous modality at when I open the first time the browser?
Exist a command by prompt?
Thanks

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Post Posted September 4th, 2018, 8:03 am

Moving this to Firefox Support...
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Post Posted September 4th, 2018, 8:14 am

LIMPET235 wrote:Moving this to Firefox Support...


Too easy...
No, if i use this system, when I will open a link by an external application, firefox will run a normal window.
If I will open firefox directly in an anonymous window, the external link will be opened in the anonymous window
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Post Posted September 4th, 2018, 8:35 am

keiichi wrote:
LIMPET235 wrote:Moving this to Firefox Support...


Too easy...
No, if i use this system, when I will open a link by an external application, firefox will run a normal windows.
If I will open firefox directly in an anonymous window, the external link will be opened in the anonymous window


@keiichi, Limpet235 is moving your topic, to try to get your more help, what are you referring to by anonymous window? Also your user agent shows Firefox 48, that's way out of date, any reason you are running such an old version?

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Post Posted September 4th, 2018, 8:54 am

tomatoshadow2 wrote:@keiichi, Limpet235 is moving your topic, to try to get your more help

No problem, thanks :D

tomatoshadow2 wrote:
what are you referring to by anonymous window?

Anonymous browsing, what Limpet235 meants

tomatoshadow2 wrote:Also your user agent shows Firefox 48, that's way out of date, any reason you are running such an old version?

I can't update firefox because on this computer, there is snow leopard operating system and this is the last version of firefox who can run

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Post Posted September 4th, 2018, 9:36 am

(This is Pale Moon, but in any case...)

https://forum.palemoon.org/search.php?k ... mit=Search

FF has a --private-window command line switch
FF can be set to always open in "Private" mode

With that, see what --new-instance may do on your end?
(You may be able to accomplish something there, not sure? I don't think you can on a Windows system.)
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Post Posted September 4th, 2018, 10:05 am

therube wrote:(This is Pale Moon, but in any case...)

https://forum.palemoon.org/search.php?k ... mit=Search

FF has a --private-window command line switch
FF can be set to always open in "Private" mode

With that, see what --new-instance may do on your end?
(You may be able to accomplish something there, not sure? I don't think you can on a Windows system.)


Excuse me, I believe I did not express myself well.
For run firefox directly in anonymous browsing,
in windows I open command line and I run the following command
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 c:\programs\mozilla\firefox -private

or I modify the file .lnk;
in linux I open the command line and I run the following command
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 firefox& -private

or I modify the appropriate file.
In mac, If I try to run firefox by command line, I have
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 command not found
.
Where is firefox 'executable in mac? How can I create an icon to run firefox in anonymous browsing?

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Post Posted September 4th, 2018, 10:29 am

Profile folder - Firefox

Can you do a:

> which firefox.bin
or
> which firefox

(whatever the case may be?)
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Post Posted September 4th, 2018, 10:47 am

therube wrote:Profile folder - Firefox

Can you do a:

> which firefox.bin
or
> which firefox

(whatever the case may be?)


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$ which firefox
$
$ which firefox.bin
$


Anyway, I found firefox' executable with the command
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find . -type f -name firefox


Now, if I run firefox directly in anonymous mode going in the appropriate location and run it with the command
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./firefox -private&


And if do I want create an icon on desktop for run firefox directly in anonymous browsing?

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Post Posted September 5th, 2018, 4:30 am

keiichi,
Just to clear things up....
When I said/posted "Moving this to Firefox Support...", it simply meant that you would receive better attention in the Firefox Support forum.
You actually posted in the Firefox General forum....that is why it was moved.
It had nothing to do with "anonymous" browsing.
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Post Posted September 5th, 2018, 2:10 pm

keiichi wrote:
tomatoshadow2 wrote:
tomatoshadow2 wrote:Also your user agent shows Firefox 48, that's way out of date, any reason you are running such an old version?

I can't update firefox because on this computer, there is snow leopard operating system and this is the last version of firefox who can run

Actually Firefox 45.9.0 ESR (April 19, 2017) was the most up to date version with security fixes that you can run on Mac OSX 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 as Fx 48.0.2 was Released in the previous year August 24, 2016.

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