How to Open Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing Window

InPrivate Browsing Internet Explorer

In this post, you will learn about how to open Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing window. For some reason, people still using Internet Explorer and feature of InPrivate mode window. The fact, some old OS version PC, people just simply want to surf the internet. And they are not exploring other browsers.

In Incognito mode or InPrivate Browsing of Internet Explorer enable you to search website without leaving a way to trace you on the PC. All the cache is erased automatically when the session of Private Browsing window or InPrivate Browsing end. 

Internet Explorer Private Browsing or InPrivate Browsing

To access the Private browsing window normally hidden in a menu but we will make easy to find Private Browsing Mode in the following steps.

  1. Navigate the Internet Explorer on your Computer
  2. Click on the Gear icon in the top right corner
  3. Select the Safety option
  4. Click the InPrivate Browser from the submenu
Gear icon Safety and InPrivate Browsing

Internet Explorer > Gear Menu > Safety > Inprivate Browsing OR using shortcut keys Ctrl+Shift+P.

Internet Explorer and InPrivate Browsing

Keyboard Shortcut:

You can also open the InPrivate Browser with the help of Keyboard shortcuts. Press the Ctrl + Shift + P on your keyboard the InPrivate Browser will open in a new window.

When the InPrivate mode open then it will indicate from the blue box with the label of InPrivate near to the location bar. Similarly, all the tab within same window is now in private mode.

After the InPrivate is enabled, it will not affect only on your browsing history to ignore, but it will disable extensions and toolbars also.

Older Version of Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing

To Enable InPrivate Browsing in the old version of Internet Explorer by the following below steps:

  1. Click the Safety from the down arrow at the top
  2. Select the InPrivate Browsing option from the Menu
Old Version Internet Explorer

Old version Internet Explorer > Safety menu > InPrivate Browsing.

Old Version IE InPrivate

Dark Blue background InPrivate indicating the InPrivate window of Internet Explorer in the old version.

After that, you will see a Private window, which will remove all traces of your browsing history on the website. It is very useful for checking your email address on someone else’s system.  No threat of cookies lying around letting them back into your email account once you left. The cookies using your current session are temporarily and removed when you finish browsing and close the window.

It Really simple in Window 7 or 8

If you installed Window 7 or 8 and you want to enable InPrivate option on IE browser. You can do by right-clicking on the icon in the taskbar and select the InPrivate browser. Another option-click your mouse left the button on the icon and holds and slides the mouse up. So the menu will appear in a pop-up and you can select it there.

Strart InPrivate Browsing

Create a Desktop shortcut for Private Browsing Mode

In Windows 7, You can create manually a desktop shortcut to directly access the private browsing mode. You will just click on the shortcut icon to open it. Follow the steps below to get the new desktop shortcut icon to IE.

  • Right-click on the desktop and go to NEW
  • Click on the Shortcut and add the following then click Browse

“%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore” -private

Creat Shortcut IE

The final way should look similar to this; it’s depending on your computer system. You will notice a new desktop shortcut icon. You can name the shortcut icon or choose a different icon to custom shortcut. The default name is Inprivate window.

Finally, you have a shiny icon to for the starting up your internet Explorer in private browsing window mode

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