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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.

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FernandoMMuniz
Strollin' around

This idea is great, but i think the private tabs must have a corner dedicated to them, otherwise it would be easy to accidentally use a normal tab when you meant to use the private one.

But i'm sure there's hundreds of better ways to circumvent that issue.

Synchro
Making moves

I really like this idea. At first I thought it may be impossible to embody it because of some engine limitations, but then I found Waterfox, where this feature is on by default. I still prefer to have it in Firefox though.

UPD: Now I think Waterfox do it through containers, so I can't say if this is the same as private tabs.

Sarmathi_K
New member

Hi Developers,

Why have we not added the incognito tab to Firebox? We protect spam advertisements while using many social apps because of our search engines. Customers can gain more trust by using Incognito mode to research what they want in the Firebox browser.

 #Incongnitotab #Privacy #Newtab

DonaldReagan
Strollin' around

Hey @Jon Any updates from the development team regarding this fantastic feature request?

 

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

(Note: similar ideas have been merged into this thread)

okay_okay
Making moves

This would be nice, especially if we could customize color of the private tabs.

NJK0
Strollin' around

Good idea, but then by default it must have a timeout before it auto-closes itself, otherwise you risk forgetting about it and then it could get exposed to someone.

axotellix
New member

Idea: It would be great to be able to have anonymous tabs instead of opening a new window, which is usually inconvinient.

Problem: I have my Firefox open and I want to open some page in an anonymous mode. At the moment I have to open a new window, and if I need to switch between my tabs - I have to switch between windows. It`s not convinient when you only need a single (or few) page to quickly load anonymously.

Solution: anonymous tabs are similar to a normal ones, except any page you are opening in those tabs will be opened just as if it was in an anonymous window. Also it should be purple to differ from ordinary tabs.

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

@axotellix there's a similar idea here on Connect: Private tab instead of window 

If this aligns with what you're suggesting, we can merge the two threads (and combine the votes) to keep the conversation focused in one space. Just let me know 😃

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Similar idea here: Anonymous Tabs