Safari Private Browsing Troubleshooting

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 409227, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. 409227 Guest

    Feb 16, 2010
    I recently had a new hard drive installed on my 2006 white macbook. This is the second time I've had to do this since I bought it in June of 06, but that's beside the point. It's OS X Leopard, by the way.

    After tweaking various settings to get them the way I like them...

    I typically use Private browsing with Safari.
    As you are all aware, this disables Safari from storing history in the history menu.
    This time around... it doesn't.

    For some reason... despite using Private Browsing, the history is still stored in the history drop-down menu.

    Does anyone know what settings to tweak to get this to stop?
  2. 409227 thread starter Guest

    Feb 16, 2010
    Really? 141 views and no one knows what to do?
    Un ****ing believable.
  3. Frosties, Jul 29, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011

    Frosties macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
    I use Lion or Snow leopard so no help from me. You could use firefox instead if you have this problem until resolved, it has a similar function.

    Have you tried rebooting the computer or ending the login session? What version of safari are you using. What tweaking have you done? Any plug-ins used and what versions of them have you had and have installed. How are they set? Did you edit any plist or any other settings?

    These are some of the things that make answering your post much simpler.
  4. Jeffrosproto macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2008
    Is it possible that Safari is storing everything in the History menu, so you can navigate back and forward in Private Browsing? Then it would be deleted after you close your browsing session? I don't use Safari, just a guess.
  5. 409227 thread starter Guest

    Feb 16, 2010
    I use Safari 5.0.
    I haven't edited any plist.
    I altered main settings from the Safari Settings window, but that's it.
    I haven't done any major tweaking at all.

    Despite using private browsing, it seems to be storing history just for facebook, for some reason. I've noticed it doesn't store info from other sites.
    Any idea if it may be the result of some glitch on facebook?
  6. trinichin macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2011
    I have the same problem. Did you ever find a solution Red?
  7. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    You're upset because no one (other users volunteering, mind you) has an answer to your problem?

    Take it to the Genius bar if you're that angered by it.

Share This Page