How do I open a Private (incognito) window on a Mac using Firefox?

What is a Private window on Firefox?

A Private window is a temporary browser session that will not store cookies, browsing history or search data after the session is ended.  It can be useful when you have two logins to the same website - such as a private and a student Outlook email address - as it will not remember the previous login details.  However, it does not hide your activity from your Internet Service Provider or WiFi networks you connect to.

How do I open a Private window on Firefox on a Windows device.

  1. Select the following menu icon in the top right-hand corner of your browser.

  Menu logo icon

  1. When you click this, thedrop-down list pictured below will appear.

  menu showing New Private Window Option

 

  1. On this list select, New Private Window.

  1. Once selected, your New Private Window will open.
     
  2. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut CONTROL + SHIFT + P to automatically open a new Private window.

How do I open a Private window on Firefox on a Mac Device.

  1. Select 'File' from the top left-hand corner of your browser.

  1. When you click this, this drop-down list will appear.

  1. On this list select, New Private Window

  1. Once selected, your New Private Window will open.
     
  2. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut COMMAND + SHIFT + P to automatically open a new Private window.

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