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screenshotOpen in Private Mode  |  Download Open current tab in a private (incognito) window via toolbar button or context-menu.

Some of the important features of the Open in Private Mode addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Open in Private Mode.

In short, Open in Private Mode is a multi-browser addon that enables you to open the active tab in a private (incognito) window via toolbar button, context-menu or keyboard shortcut. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

5 Reasons to Use Open in Private Mode

  • A lite and easy-to-use addon.

  • Easily open the current tab (active) in a private window.

  • Use toolbar button, context menu item or keyboard shortcut to open the private window.

  • Available for both desktop and mobile browsers.

  • Available for Firefox, chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Open in Private Mode?

    Open in Private Mode is a multi-browser extension that enables you to open the current tab (active) in private window. Simply click on the toolbar button to open the private (or incognito) window. You can also use the context menu item (right-click) to open the private window. Please note that, if you right click on a link, the new private window will have the link URL instead of the tab. Moreover, you can use keyboard shortcut (Alt + Shift + S) to open the active tab in a private window.

  • 2. What options are available to open the active tab in a private window?

    As mentioned above, there are 3 options available to open an active tab in a private window. You can use toolbar button, right-click context-menu item or keyboard shortcut. Please note that, the default shortcut combination is (Alt + Shift + S).

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Open in Private Mode?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. Can I change the keyboard shortcut combination?

    If you have Chrome browser, you can change the keyboard shortcuts from the extensions page. But for firefox and Opera, currently there is no way to change the default keyboard shortcut.

  • 5. Does this addon has an options page?

    No, this addon does not have any options or settings to adjust. Simply add the addon to your browser and start using it.

  • 6. How can I use the context menu item to open links in private mode?

    In order to use context-menu item, please right-click on any page and then click on the - Open in Private Mode - item in the context menu. Please note that, if you right click on a link, the private tab will be loaded with the link URL as opposed to the tab URL.

  • 7. Can I open the active tab in a private tab, as opposed to the window?

    No, currently the addon only opens the active tab in a separate private window. In fact this is the limitation in web-extensions API. The only way to open a link in a private tab, is to open a separate private window with the tab URL loaded in.

  • 8. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?

    Yes, this addon is available for both desktop and mobile browsers.

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Submitting Bugs

Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).

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Please be as specific as possible. Basically, describe what happened, what you were doing when it happened, and why you think it is a problem.

Describe the step-by-step process required to reproduce the issue you are reporting. Be specific when describing these steps by providing as much detail as possible.

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