When using incognito mode, pages you visit are not saved to history. The phrases entered in the search engine, logins and passwords entered, information provided in forms or cookie files (i.e. “cookies”) are also not saved. How to go incognito?
What is incognito?
Incognito mode allows you to browse the Internet while maintaining privacy.
Private mode is effective, but this does not mean that you are completely anonymous when using it. User activity is still visible to the network operator (e.g. employer or administrator at the university) and the internet service provider. Created bookmarks and downloaded files are also kept. Incognito does not protect against malware or cyber attacks.
How to enable incognito mode in individual browsers?
How to enable incognito mode in Mozilla Firefox?
Just click on “open menu” (three bars icon) and select “New private window”. You can also use the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + P
How to enable incognito mode in Google Chrome browser?
Similar to Firefox, also in the menu in the upper right corner we select the “New Incognito window” mode. You can also use the key combination Ctr “+ Shift + N.
How to enable incognito mode in Microsoft Edge browser?
Click the menu icon (three dots in the upper right corner) and select the option: “New InPrivate window”. You can also use the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + P.
How to enable incognito mode in Opera browser?
Click the menu icon (“About” in the upper left corner) and select the option: “New private window”.
The opera shortcut Ctrl + Shift + N will work.
How do you enable incognito mode in Safari?
Turn on the File menu and select the option: “New private window”.
Incognito mode on your phone
Open the browser by clicking e.g. Chrome. Then tap the three vertical dots icon in the upper right corner of the screen. From the drop-down menu, select the item: New Incognito Tab.
An iOS phone
Open the Safari application, click the tabs icon (two squares in the bottom corner) and select “Private” and then “Done”.
When should you use the private mode?
For many people, the private mode in the browser is associated primarily with accessing adult sites. Yes, it works in this task, because there are no traces of such visits on the computer. Detection by a second person is not the only one against which incognito mode protects. It is also useful in many other situations, e.g. when:
- You log in to someone else’s computer or an important website (e.g. bank)
- Incognito mode works well, for example, when logging in to someone else’s computer (then we are sure that the passwords will not be saved), as well as logging in altogether (this eliminates the need to log out – just close the card).
- You don’t want anyone to see what you’re looking for or watching
- Other applications include, but are not limited to, finding information unrelated to work at work (phrases are not saved locally) or information about problems (and we don’t want anyone to know about them).