View history under private browsing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rogue15, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. rogue15 macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to find a list of webpages viewed by my kids while private browsing is enabled. Is this possible? Also, any way I can turn off private browsing? Thanks
     
  2. Phil A. Moderator

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    Er, the whole point of private browsing is that it doesn't keep a browsing history, so the answer to your question is "no".
    You can disable private browsing but it's a bit convoluted: See this old thread for details (I don't know if it still applies to current version of safari though)
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Private Browsing, by definition, doesn't store history.
     
  4. ssmed macrumors 6502

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    Private browsing

    You could try using a managed account for them which can then log all web paged viewed. I think this works independently of Safari's history.

    You can then set-up restricted sites and timelimits and bedtimes as well.

    HTH
     
  5. rogue15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    For the replies. Of course private browsing indicates that there would be no history however I have read in other forums that the information may logged and obtainable through the use of Terminal in the Utilities folder.
     

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