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Post Posted November 7th, 2015, 5:38 am

This morning I added the Private Window feature in Firefox. Unfortunately, it did not inform me what was not saved until AFTER I had chosen it. Its help page does not say how to reverse it.

I found that it hampers my ability to use my own computer. Does anyone know how to delete/eliminate this feature?

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Post Posted November 7th, 2015, 6:09 am

Menu path "File->New private window" is a built in feature of current versions of Firefox, not an add-on. Are you referring to something else?

As for reversing it, please tell us how you "added" that function so we can understand what you are working with.

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Post Posted November 7th, 2015, 6:35 am

I added it by clicking on a page from Firefox titled Private Browsing. This added a new addition in the "open menu" (the three horizontal bars.

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Post Posted November 7th, 2015, 6:41 am

As I said, that's not an add-on. It's a standard part of current versions of the browser. You don't need to do anything to "reverse" it, just don't use that menu path.

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Post Posted November 7th, 2015, 6:43 am

The Private Browsing option just opens a new "Private" window.
To reverse it, just close it as per normal & as nothing is written to disc, all will be deleted upon closing it.
Your "normal" Firefox will be returned to whatever page/s, site/s you left it at.

I think that's what you mean?
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Post Posted November 7th, 2015, 10:58 am

I wonder if the OP clicked on some Firefox info page's area where when doing that clicking it changed the OP's options to 'always' be in Private mode... if so... click on Options/Privacy and on the line 'Firefox will' ... change it to Use Custom settings for History and make sure that the box for Private browsing is not checked...
As you can see she's (The CAT) always alert and on the prowl for Meoware !!

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Post Posted November 7th, 2015, 3:30 pm

Thanks dfoukes. I think that fixes it. I had thought that the "New Private Window" toggled on and off.

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Post Posted November 7th, 2015, 8:06 pm

You're Welcome! :D

... and a FYI ... I need to get into a private 'tab' at times... and this extension is great for that...It just sets up those tabs as private and nothing else.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... src=search
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