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Private window changes in Firefox 106 - Give us your feedback!


Hi community!

I'm Romain from the product team. We just launched Firefox 106 that includes significant changes to your private windows:

  • Private Windows have always been hidden behind the hamburger menu, making them an advanced user feature. With Firefox 106 they now became more accessible by letting you pin them to your Windows taskbar so it's easier to browse in a private context (applies to Windows only).
  • Private windows had a light theme on by default, just like normal windows, which made it hard to understand which window type you were in. With Firefox 106 a dark theme is now applied by default with clearer badges so it's more obvious to users which window type you are using.

It would be great to hear your feedback about this change so we can keep improving our private windows - how does it feel?

Thanks for your participation!

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If you prefer
Searching for preferences browser.theme.dark-private-windows
To change a boolean (true-false) preference's value, double-click on the preference. to set it to false
Stop Firefox start Firefox


Always use private browsing mode setting, have we lost the Private Navigation indication in the tabs ?

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A trick to find out if you're in private browsing mode
Type about:cache in the address bar
Go to memory and click on List Cache Entries, where you'll find information about privateBrowsingId


Making moves

Turn Dark Mode OFF Everywhere!

I don't know what kind of make-believe super human eyes the dark mode kids developed, but they clearly never saw the light of day let alone a real screen! When you put dark text on white'ish backgrounds, all is good. But when you put light colored text on dark backgrounds, well it's all you see, for ever and ever and ever and any time you blink well into the next room all you can see it that crap text burned into you retinas!

Whomever/whatever created this darkmode noise, I want to meet it just so I can kick it so hard as to split that kind of stupidity straight in half! Simple normal human me and this thing called dark mode, we cannot co-exist!

# I Hate Dark Mode Everywhere In Everything!



Making moves


I would really appreciate the possibility of being able to choose a theme for private windows (theme from Colorways,not only default/dark).

It's great to make it easy to identify private windows but, I find the contrast of the dark theme visually straining.

New Firefox user