Activate Incognito or Private Browsing Mode in Firefox

There has been so much hype over the “Incognito” (or Private Browsing) mode of Google Chrome / Microsoft IE8, with many internet users screaming Hallelujah. But I don’t understand what the hoopla is all about. This mode has always been there in Mozilla Firefox as well. You just need to devote less than one minute (yes, you read that right, less than one minute) to set it up.Here it is.....

Step 1.) Run the following command to start the firefox profile manager.(In Linux, press Alt+F2 and in Windows, press Win+R to bring up the run dialogue box)

Type the following
firefox -ProfileManager

Step 2.) Press “Create Profile” and enter “Incognito” (or a name of your choice) as your new profile name and press “Finish”.

Step 3.) Select “Incognito” profile and press “Start Firefox”.

Step 4.) In the Options...
* Uncheck “Keep my history”
* Uncheck “Remember what I enter in forms and the search bar”
* Uncheck “Remember what I’ve downloaded”
* Choose “Keep until I close firefox” for cookies
* Press advanced settings in “Private Data”, select unselect options according to your choice. For max protection, select everything.
* Open a new tab, and write “about:config” (without quotes) in address bar, press enter.
* Search for “browser.cache.disk.enable” and set it to false
* Search for “browser.cache.offline.enable” and set it to false

Step 5.)Create a shortcut for Incognito mode of Firefox by right clicking on desktop and creating new shortcut under New category and giving the following path name
firefox -P Incognito -no-remote

Step 6.) (optional)You can truly make it Incognito by changing the folder icon to be transparent.....
Right click on the shortcut and in change icon category....browse for transparent folder in the following path.....It is in 7th coloumn


All these steps need to be done only once

Voila, It's done!!
No more fear of having URL's and caches of MB,XB and all the naughty websites
Right now I am Incognito

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