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Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing - Open in Windows 8


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Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing - Open in Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to open an InPrivate Browsing window in both modern and desktop Internet Explorer in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
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How to Open Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to open an InPrivate Browsing window in both modern and desktop Internet Explorer in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
How to Open Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing in Windows 8 and 8.1

information   Information
InPrivate Browsing helps prevent Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) from storing data about your browsing session. This includes cookies, temporary Internet files, history, and other data. Toolbars and extensions are disabled by default.

This tutorial will show you how to open an InPrivate Browsing window in both modern and desktop Internet Explorer in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

Note   Note
When you start InPrivate Browsing, Internet Explorer opens a new browser window. The protection that InPrivate Browsing provides is only in effect during the time that you use that window. You can open as many tabs as you want in that window, and they will all be protected by InPrivate Browsing. However, if you open another Internet Explorer browser window, that window will not be protected by InPrivate Browsing. To end your InPrivate Browsing session, close the browser window.

While you are surfing using InPrivate Browsing, Internet Explorer stores some information, such as cookies and temporary Internet files, so that the webpages you visit will work correctly. However, at the end of your InPrivate Browsing session, this information is discarded. The following table describes which information InPrivate Browsing discards when you close the browser and how it is affected during your browsing session:

Information

How IE is affected by InPrivate Browsing

Cookies

Kept in memory so pages work correctly, but cleared when you close the browser.

Temporary Internet Files

Stored on disk so pages work correctly, but deleted when you close the browser.

Webpage history

This information is not stored.

Form data and passwords

This information is not stored.

Anti-phishing cache

Temporary information is encrypted and stored so pages work correctly.

Address bar and search AutoComplete

This information is not stored.

Automatic Crash Restore (ACR)

The ACR feature in Internet Explorer can restore when a tab crashes in a session, but if the whole window crashes, data is deleted and the window cannot be restored.

Document Object Model (DOM) storage

The DOM storage is a kind of "super cookie" web developers can use to retain information. Like regular cookies, they are not kept after the window is closed.



warning   Warning

  • InPrivate doesn't clear any history or information about toolbars or browser extensions that is stored on your computer. To help protect your privacy, Internet Explorer disables all toolbars and extensions by default in an InPrivate Browsing window. You can still manually enable a toolbar or extension if you like though.
  • InPrivate Browsing does not prevent someone on your network, such as a network administrator or hacker, from seeing where you went.
  • InPrivate Browsing does not necessarily provide you with anonymity on the Internet. That means that websites might be able to identify you through your web address, and anything you do or enter on a website can be recorded by that website.
  • Any favorites or feeds that you add while using InPrivate Browsing are not going to be removed when you close your InPrivate Browsing session. Changes to Internet Explorer settings, such as adding a new home page, are also retained after you close your InPrivate Browsing session.




OPTION ONE
To Turn on InPrivate Browsing in Desktop Internet Explorer

1. Do step 2, 3, 4, or 5 below for what you would like to do.​
2. Use an IE (InPrivate) shortcut, and go to step 6 below.​
3. Press the Windows +R keys to open the Run dialog, type iexplore -private and press Enter.​
4. Open the desktop Internet Explorer, press the Ctrl+Shift+P keys, and go to step 6 below.​
5. Open the desktop Internet Explorer, click/tap on Tools (Menu bar), and click/tap on InPrivate Browsing, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)​
IE10_Desktop-1.jpg
6. A new Internet Explorer window will now open with InPrivate turned on. You can now browse to whatever site you like in InPrivate mode. (see screenshot below)​
IE10_Desktop_InPrivate.jpg
7. To turn off InPrivate, you would just need to close the IE InPrivate window.​





OPTION TWO
To Turn on InPrivate Browsing in Modern Internet Explorer

1. Open the modern Internet Explorer from your Start screen, and do step 2, 3, 4, or 5 below.​
2. Press the Ctrl+Shift+P keys, and go to step 7 below.​
3. Swipe down from the top of your touch screen, and go to step 6 below.​
4. Press the Windows + Z keys, and go to step 6 below.​
5. Right click or press and hold on an empty area in modern Internet Explorer, and go to step 6 below.​
6. Click/tap on the Tab tools button (3 dots) at the top right corner, and click/tap on New InPrivate tab. (see screenshot below)​
IE10_Metro-1.jpg
7. A new tab in the current modern Internet Explorer will now open with InPrivate turned on only in that tab. You can now browse to whatever site you like in this new tab in IE InPrivate mode. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: You will notice that there is now an InPrivate_Metro.png box to the left of the address bar (bottom) in modern Internet Explorer to indicate that InPrivate is turned on.​
IE10-Metro_InPrivate.jpg
8. To turn off InPrivate in modern Internet Explorer, you would just need to repeat step 3, 4, or 5 above, but close the InPrivate tab instead of opening a new Inprivate tab, or close modern Internet Explorer. (see screenshot below)​
IE10-Metro_InPrivate-2.jpg


That's it,
Shawn


 
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Another way to open an InPrivate session on the desktop is to press Win+R and type "iexplore -private"
 

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Hello Hopachi,

No, that tutorial link enables or disables the ability to use InPrivate Browsing instead.

Clicking on InPrivate Browinsing or pressing Ctrl + Shift + P again, will just open another InPrivate window.

You would just need to close the InPrivate IE10 window to turn it off (step 7). :)
 

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:thumbsup::roflmao:
 

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Hello Hopachi,

No, that tutorial link enables or disables the ability to use InPrivate Browsing instead.

Clicking on InPrivate Browinsing or pressing Ctrl + Shift + P again, will just open another InPrivate window.

You would just need to close the InPrivate IE10 window to turn it off (step 7). :)

Ok.

Thanks for the quick answer.:)
 

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    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
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    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
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    IDT HD Audio
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You're welcome mate. :)
 

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    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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