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    How does Firefox's "private browsing" work?


    ...it doesn't allow cookies to be set, right? But AFAIK, if I login to eg. my mail, it definitely allows me to click on the mails without giving me any type of error, so it IS remembering the username. How is this type of thing accomplished?


    Thanks

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    Private browsing means Firefox doesn't keep any history of the sites you visit. After you leave a site opened in incognito mode, Firefox will not show that you visited that site. That's pretty much all it means.

    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...wsing&r=0&as=s

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    Basically saves you from having to delete all your history and cookies so your wife or boss don't know about "those" sites you been to. <grin>
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