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KMFi
Strollin' around
Status: Exploring more

Functionality to open a tab for privat browsing within a normal window. For when you just need to do something in private mode, but don't won't to open a new window.

Private window, should still be an option.

27 Comments
Status changed to: New idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for submitting an idea to the Mozilla Connect community! Your idea is now open to votes (aka kudos) and comments.

ACoding
Making moves

I think this will be a helpful feature for Firefox. Just a question, what name will the private tab option be? (e.g. New Private Tab)

Anonymous
Not applicable

The biggest issue with this seems to be with the correct/expected history managment of the current session and the tab context

ref. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1283320

Also the concept to isolate a tab into a seperated userContext similar to a "profile" doesnt seem to exist (yet) ... And that sounds like quite a bit of work. 

Though i'd leave this here for anybody who is interested.

KERR
Making moves

Perhaps private browsing could be integrated with Container Tabs? The seem to have similar functionality/goals. Another idea might be to have them as temporary tabs - eg they self-destruct after a certain time.

Tannim
Making moves

Some browsers have a "private Tor tab", I think that should be implemented too.

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all! In case you're interested, a Product Manager from the Firefox Desktop team is currently leading a discussion about private windows here: Private Windows on Firefox 

Feel free to join the conversation there and share your feedback 😃

Status changed to: Trending idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Here with an exciting update…

Your idea has quickly received a great deal of votes (kudos) and support here in the Mozilla Connect community, so we are upgrading the status to “Trending idea.” This means it’s now one step closer to reaching our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey.

Please keep the conversation going and stay tuned for updates 😃

-The Community Team

Status changed to: In review
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Here with another update…

This idea has been upgraded to "In review" which means it will be brought to our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey. As soon as we have another update on its status, we’ll let you know right here in the comment section.

Stay tuned 😃

-The Community Team

JUBAiR
New member

Hoping to see this pass the review process.

I was just browsing and was hoping to do the same. A quick google search brought me to this page.

This is certainly a great idea and will be a good selling point if implemented correctly.

Hoping to see this option in final release one day.

Status changed to: Exploring more
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi all,

Back with an update...

This idea has been reviewed by our product team and we want to explore it more—this means that we plan to do some research here in Q1 before making a final decision on potential next steps.

Please continue the conversation here (the more details to support your case, the better) and stay tuned for updates.

Thanks!

-The Community Team