What is private browsing?

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Apple Support said:
When private browsing is turned on

* Webpages are not added to the history. (You can still use the Back and Forward buttons to return to webpages you've viewed in a window.)

* Items are automatically removed from the Downloads window when private browsing is turned off.

* Information isn't saved for AutoFill, including names and passwords.

* Searches are not added to the pop-up menu in the Google search field.

* Cookies are deleted when private browsing is turned off.
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realityisterror

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It's a feature in Safari 2, which was first released with Tiger.

Private Browsing (sometimes called "porn mode") temporarily stops Safari from logging cookies, history, cache, or form information. It was designed for use in public locations or with bank transactions and whatnot.

But basically, it's good for looking at stuff you don't want other people to know you're looking at...

:cool:

edit: darn you. And I missed Google search history... :O
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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Did you look in the Safari Help menu?
It's been part of Safari since the advent of Safari 2.0 on Tiger. (and possibly 1.3 release on Panther)
 

howesey

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Humm... Say's I have Safari 1.2.

I have an iMac G5 rev c, did it come with version 2?

Where can I get version 2?
 

mduser63

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howesey said:
Humm... Say's I have Safari 1.2.

I have an iMac G5 rev c, did it come with version 2?

Where can I get version 2?
Version 2 of Safari comes with Tiger. If you're still running Panther, you can't get Safari 2 without buying Tiger. The last version of Safari for Panther (1.3.something) has the same rendering engine as Safari 2, but still doesn't have the new features like Private Browsing and RSS.
 

howesey

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yippy said:
Version 2 is part of 10.4 Tiger. You have to upgrade to Tiger to get it.
As far as I know, I have 10.4.6, and I'm using a G5 iMac with iSight.


No need to worry now, I just downloaded Safari 2.0.3 from the Apple site (in the Mac OS X update combo for 10.4.6).

Curious to why I have 1.2. I noticed that private browsing had gone after the last security update.
 

howesey

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mad jew said:
How so? What is it doing wrong? :)
Apple logo -> Software Update.

I had the app logo flash on the doc (not the ordinary logo, default app icon for when an app hasn't been given its own). Now I go, and it's none responsive. Update via sys prefs seems to work though.

To top it, I have lost my Tiger install disc that came with my iMac. Unsure where it has gone, every single other CD I have for programs I still have.

Just did a reinstall of 10.4.6 update, still the same.
 

howesey

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All fixed. Knowing how to configure FreeBSD manually helped. I can see why BSD users would like OS X.