What are the Benefits of Keeping Incognito Mode On?
In incognito mode, Chrome will not keep track of the sites you visit. This means that you won’t have to worry about purchasing things from a company again via your credit card. You can also easily browse parts of the site without an account, without telling them anything about yourself. This is a great way to anonymously buy something on the web or read something you wouldn’t be allowed to if you were logged into Facebook.
It’s important to note that incognito mode does not mean you’re completely hidden. Incognito mode will NOT prevent you from being identified by your computer’s IP address. So, if you are using a public computer, anyone could potentially see which pages you were looking at. Additionally, if you use a program like AdBlock or Ghostery that blocks ads on the site, they will still be blocked while you’re in incognito mode.
But know that you can set incognito to “private”, without having to log in at all. This is a way for you to browse the web privately, without having to worry about the sites you visit remembering the information about you that they would have when logged in.
This tip was posted by: Sarah Farnsworth.
How to Disable Incognito Mode on Google Chrome?
There are several ways to disable and enable incognito mode on Google Chrome, but the easy way is to use a shortcut. You can find this in the following location on your computer: [PC: C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data] [MAC: C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data]
In this folder, you will find a file named “Preferences” with a . The shortcut will bring up the incognito mode window first, and then you can click the x on the top right corner of the window to close it. If you have trouble finding your preferences file, simply open Google Chrome and follow the steps below.
1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Click on Wrench icon on top right corner.
3. Choose “Options.
4. In the options window, choose “Under the Hood” on left side
5. Click on “Labs” on top of window.
How to Turn Off Private Browsing in Mozilla Firefox?
While Firefox does not offer an incognito mode, it does have a private browsing mode that is quite similar. There are also several ways to turn it on, but the easiest is to use a shortcut. You can find this in the following location on your computer: [PC: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles] [Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles] Once you open the Profiles folder, you will see a number of files with random characters. Locate the file that says “default” in bold letters and double click on it. To turn off private browsing, click on “Tools,” then “Options,” and finally, “Privacy.” Uncheck the box that says “Remember history” to turn off private browsing mode. To turn it back on again, check this box and relaunch Firefox. When you relaunch FireFox, the Private Browsing Icon will be visible in the top left corner of your browser window. You can also turn off private browsing mode by pressing “Control,” “Shift,” and “Delete” on your keyboard at the same time to clear your browsing history.
#Thursday 04:34:05 PM EDT 2013