2 Safari Windows - One Private, One Not

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  1. bertie343 macrumors member

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    #1
    Is there any way to set up Safari so that one window is in Private Browsing mode while the other one(s) aren't?

    That is pretty much the one feature keeping me from converting from Chrome to Safari and I would really like to make the switch.
     
  2. prisstratton macrumors 6502a

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    I followed the instructions here:

    http://osxdaily.com/2011/05/11/multiple-instances-application-mac/

    to start a second instance of Safari, I then switched one to private browsing (see attached screen shot)
     

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  3. crjackson2134, Jul 22, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2014

    crjackson2134 macrumors 68040

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    #3
    Could it be that you meant to say TABs as opposed to windows? I've had the ability to use different modes for different windows (instances) for a very long Time.
     
  4. bertie343 thread starter macrumors member

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    No, windows. If I'm in private browsing, if I open a new window, and click Private, it then asks me if I want to turn off Private Browsing. Upon hitting yes, it stops Private Browsing on all open windows in that Safari instance.
     
  5. crjackson2134, Jul 22, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2014

    crjackson2134 macrumors 68040

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    #5
    Ahaa, gotcha. You need to open an additional Instance through the terminal. A new Tab or Window from the same instance won't do it. Paste this into your Terminal and press enter.

    Code:
    open -n /Applications/Safari.app/
     

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  6. RadicalxEdward macrumors 6502

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    It seems this is no longer the case. you can have as many windows of each simultaneously as you like without any hacks.
     

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