Firefox logoFirefox’s private browsing mode is great for surfing the internet without leaving any history of your travels.

This is great if you share a computer and don’t want everyone else knowing your online business. Just a quick word of warning.

Private browsing does not make you anonymous online. It only stops Firefox from collecting a history of which websites you visit.

Your computer IP is still visible to your ISP and the rest of the internet. This includes the websites you visit, your employer network or school etc.

Configuring Firefox

Start Firefox and click on the orange “Firefox” button in the top left corner. Instead of clicking the “Private Browsing” button, hover you mouse over “options” and select “options” from the menu.

Firefox Options

Select the “Privacy” tab from the options window. Under the History section, click the dropdown menu and select “Never remember history” and click OK.

Firefox privacy settings

That’s it. You can now surf away happily knowing nobody can check which websites you’ve been visiting.

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Mike Rothwell

Mike Rothwell is a Microsoft Certified Professional and worked in IT for over 20 years building and maintaining PCs. He has also worked for several years as a internet marketer and is self taught in Search Engine Optimization and Web Design. You can reach him on Twitter.


Melissa B · 10th June 2013 at 7:31 am

Nice way to browse the web without saving information about the sites you visit.

Melissa B · 17th June 2013 at 4:43 pm

nice post by the way

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