Private Browsing - the bane of my life

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by guysmiley75, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. guysmiley75 macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2009
    I know this has been discussed before but the answers are so muddled as to be all but useless. I need to remove Private Browsing from my Mac and need help to do so. The why is irrelevant.

    -I'm running v10.5.7 Leopard
    -when I follows the usual instructions :

    1. Go to applications folder in Finder
    2. right click (with a mighty mouse or 2 button mouse, or Control+click for one button mice) on safari and choose "Show Package Contents"
    3. Go to Contents, then Resources, then English.lproj folder (or a respective folder for whatever language you have maybe)
    4. Double click on MainMenu.nib to open it in interface builder

    Yes there are further steps but I get stuck at step 4 - this simply doesn't happen - there is no interface builder installed on my Mac and this set of instructions is bandied around so often you'd swear all Macs had it.

    Please, please can someone provide me with some simple, specific, idiot-proof instructions as to how to achieve step 4, or any other way of removing private browsing?
  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    If you have the Leopard Install disc, you can install XCode which will also install Interface Builder.
  3. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    If you have the Mac Os X Install discs, you can install Interface Builder from them. It's part of a developer suite called 'XCode'.

    FWIW, Firefox also has private browsing mode too.
  4. crackpip macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2002
    Indeed, the user could easily install a version of any Mac compatible browser in their home directory (not requiring admin access), which would have a functioning private mode.However, even in private browsing mode, all (i.e. all applications') dns queries are cached by the system. You can look at the entries in the cache using:

    dscacheutil -chachedump -entries Host

    In the spirit of selling guns to both sides, the cache is cleared by during logout, restart, or by executing:

    dscacheutil -flushcache

    If you're really worried and don't mind the ethical questions, install a keylogger.

  5. guysmiley75 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2009
    thanks guys - at what step in the install process do I get to choose to install xcode? And I know this my sound dumb but what effect do reinstalling my Leopard OS X have on my current set-up. Also why didn't it install the first time when I bought it/ Is it a user-defined option?
  6. SRossi macrumors regular

    May 27, 2009
    Glasgow, Scotland
    XCode will be found on the DVD with Leopard, no need to re-install or anything :cool:

  7. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    When you insert the Leopard disc, the contents of the disc should pop up. Open the "Optional Installs" folder and then double-click the "Optional Installs" package.
  8. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    Can you disable it by using OS X's parental controls?
  9. KPower macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2009
    Private Browser - can't disable

    Since I downloaded the most recent version of Safari (4.0.2), I'm unable to disable the private browser using the instructions I saw in the forum. When I get to the interface and click on Safari, Main -- it isn't listed, like it doesn't exist. The application shows it, but the interface doesn't. What's up?

    Really need help!

    Thanks to anyone....

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