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How to Activate Private Browsing in Firefox 24

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How to Activate Private Browsing in Firefox 24

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This article was last updated on October 11, 2013. It is intended for users running Firefox 24.x - 28.x. Users running Firefox 29+ should visit our updated tutorial.

To activate Private Browsing mode first click on the Firefox button, located in the upper left hand corner of your browser window. When the drop- down menu appears, select the New Private Window option.

Please note that if you have the Menu Bar visible in your browser, then you will not see the Firefox button referenced above. In this case, click on the File menu to locate the New Private Window option.

The following keyboard shortcut can be used in lieu of clicking on this menu item: CTRL + SHIFT + P

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