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Windows 7: Stuck in "InPrivate Browsing"

27 Nov 2012   #1
swiftie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Stuck in "InPrivate Browsing"

My IE9 has got itself stuck in "InPrivate Browsing" mode. I've used gpedit.msc to permanently disable InPrivate Browsing, as I've never used it, but I'm uncomfortable disabling a feature like this. My memory is going, and by the time I decide to try InPrivate Browsing, I will probably have forgotten how to enable it again...

Any suggestions?


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27 Nov 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

Hello Steve,

Normally, IE9 would only stay in "InPrivate Browsing" mode while you have the "InPrivate Browsing" window open. Afterwards, opening the normal IE9 shortcut should open IE9 in normal mode.
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27 Nov 2012   #3
swiftie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Normally, IE9 would only stay in "InPrivate Browsing" mode while you have the "InPrivate Browsing" window open.
I think my confusion was misunderstanding how InPrivate works, combined with something that turned off most of my toolbars giving the effect of InPrivate. Thanks for the explanation.

I stopped/started IE9, then rebooted Windows7. No change. I opened a new tab, and at the bottom it said "InPrivate Browsing". I thought this was telling me that InPrivate was active. It seems this is the link which turns it on.

I fiddled with the toolbars until I realised that I preferred most of them off.
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27 Nov 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

Ah, ok. You'll see a blue Inprivate box to the left of the address bar in IE9 like below when it's in InPrivate Browsing mode.

Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing - Turn On

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