Tried this (set browser.privateWindowSeparation.enabled to false) and the annoying private tab icon is still on my taskbar. I have v 106, restarted machine but it's still there. I have not need for "Private tab" so want the whole concept gone! How do I get rid of it?
Version 106 just installed on my computer, and I can't say I'm terribly happy about not being able to at least toggle the option to open private browsing with it's own icon. I feel like this was a solution to a problem that nobody had.
@wingrider6Can you go to about:config and try again? browser.privateWindowSeparation.enabled to false works for me on Firefox beta v107.0b2
Close all private windows
Open about:config from the address bar
Look up browser.privateWindowSeparation.enabled and set it to false
If you also want to hide the icon at the top right corner, set browser.privatebrowsing.enable-new-indicator to false too
If this doesn't work for you, check about:studies.
Not by me, Reference: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/y8iik0/the_fact_that_private_windows_open_like_this_now/
While I understand the motivation behind the separation of private browsing icons, I think it impacts the usability of the UI. I have my frequent apps pinned to exact locations on the Taskbar, if I open private browsing now, a new icon will appear on the right most side of the Taskbar; so now I need to pin BOTH icons to the Taskbar. I use multiple browsers; can you image if they all followed suit? I'll have at least 6 icons on my Taskbar just for browsers. Why do I have/use multiple browsers? Ironically, because of this type of annoying changes that make me switch browsers from time to time.
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Completely agree, and especially with vishal.
I have no need for an extra icon wasting space on my taskbar, and worse, because I use the WIN + 1 shortcut to cycle through Firefox windows, at first I actually thought my incognito windows kept crashing on me - because I could no longer cycle to them!
Also consider that a private window being shown on the taskbar is not very private, but rather the opposite - it's being highlighted instead of being discreet. Personally that's not a concern for me, but it very well may be for many others.
In fact, I have a really hard time envisioning who this change would benefit, to be honest.
I also find the additional icon problematic for a number of reason. I'll try disabling, but it shouldn't have been forced on users.
I need the private windows to remain within the singular firefox taskbar application. You guys are out of touch if you do not understand the necessity for this. IN-PRIVATE browsing insinuates you want it to be PRIVATE i don't want a HUGE ICON on the BOTTOM OF MY SCREEN telling ANYONE WHO WALKS BY that I am using IN-PRIVATE BROWSING. I do NOT want them to see it. REMEDY THIS
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