What is private browsing?

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  1. lexus macrumors 68000

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    What is private browsing and what is it used for, I just noticed it in Safari so is it a MacBook thing? I did not notice it on my MBP or PB.

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  3. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    It's a feature in Safari 2, which was first released with Tiger.

    Private Browsing (sometimes called "porn mode") temporarily stops Safari from logging cookies, history, cache, or form information. It was designed for use in public locations or with bank transactions and whatnot.

    But basically, it's good for looking at stuff you don't want other people to know you're looking at...

    :cool:

    edit: darn you. And I missed Google search history... :O
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Did you look in the Safari Help menu?
    It's been part of Safari since the advent of Safari 2.0 on Tiger. (and possibly 1.3 release on Panther)
     
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    That sums it up quite nicely.
     
  8. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    Humm... Say's I have Safari 1.2.

    I have an iMac G5 rev c, did it come with version 2?

    Where can I get version 2?
     
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    Mine's still there (not that I've ever used it) and I'm running the latest updates. :confused:
     
  10. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Version 2 of Safari comes with Tiger. If you're still running Panther, you can't get Safari 2 without buying Tiger. The last version of Safari for Panther (1.3.something) has the same rendering engine as Safari 2, but still doesn't have the new features like Private Browsing and RSS.
     
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    And who here really believes that? :p :D
     
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    Version 2 is part of 10.4 Tiger. You have to upgrade to Tiger to get it.
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know what you could possibly be talking about. :p
     
  14. neocell macrumors 65816

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    I remember when I first saw the attached image. Made me laugh as that was all I was thinking about when I heard about Safari 2.0's features.
    Here's the how to for switching the menu titles
     

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  15. Mojo67821 macrumors regular

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    does anyone know if FireFox has a similar feature?
     
  16. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I know, I have 10.4.6, and I'm using a G5 iMac with iSight.


    No need to worry now, I just downloaded Safari 2.0.3 from the Apple site (in the Mac OS X update combo for 10.4.6).

    Curious to why I have 1.2. I noticed that private browsing had gone after the last security update.
     
  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Try using a Firefox extension called Distrust.
     
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  20. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    Apple logo -> Software Update.

    I had the app logo flash on the doc (not the ordinary logo, default app icon for when an app hasn't been given its own). Now I go, and it's none responsive. Update via sys prefs seems to work though.

    To top it, I have lost my Tiger install disc that came with my iMac. Unsure where it has gone, every single other CD I have for programs I still have.

    Just did a reinstall of 10.4.6 update, still the same.
     
  21. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    All fixed. Knowing how to configure FreeBSD manually helped. I can see why BSD users would like OS X.
     

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