new privacy settings in firefox 3.5

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by clevin, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    you can now adjust the awesome bar behavior if you want to exclude history, or bookmark, or both.

    and you can set up in more detail about what kind of private information you want firefox to remember.

    when clear private data, you can select if you want to clear everything, or just the data from past hour, past 2 hours, or past 4 hours.
     

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  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Excellent, it can be used kind of like the Private Browsing feature in Safari. That was the one feature in Safari I've missed since moving to Firefox.
     
  3. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

    clevin

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    3.5 has dedicated private browsing function built-in, however, there is no toolbar button for it, you have to press short key combo, or goto tool-private browsing.

    There is an addon for 3.5 and above called "toggle private browsing" that can put an icon on toolbar, one click to start private browsing, click again to quit private browsing mode. (attached is a screenshot of that icon)

    If you are using 3.0.x, then there is an addon which existed for years called "stealther (install, introduction@lifehacker)", which practically does safari private browsing.
     

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