Private Browsing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rockandrule, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. rockandrule macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I just got my shiny new PowerBook yesterday, and one setting I just can't seem to make stay is the Private Browsing setting. I hate having my computer save data that is not needed, especially history. Is there any way to make the Private Browsing in Safari permanent? I looked through the manual and it seems that it is just a one time thing that would have to be loaded up each time I surf. If I cannot do this through Safari, can I do it through any other browsers, such as Firefox or Camino?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. dsharits macrumors 68000

    dsharits

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    #2
    Private Browsing is automatically turned off when Safari closes, and I havent found any way to make it stick in the preferences. As far as I know, no other browser has Private Browsing.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #3
    Haven't tried this, but you may try quitting Safari and open Terminal.app and type: defaults write com.apple.iTunes WebKitPrivateBrowsingEnabled -bool YES

    Edit: Odd... the preference file says that WebkitPrivateBrowsingEnabled is on (YES), but Safari is still in regular mode... :confused:

    Edit2: And when toggling Private Browsing on and off again the preference is changed to NO... I guess that Safari doesn't read that particular preference during startup... :(

    Edit3: Check out this thread, not a solution, but worth a giggle... ;)
     

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