Open The Current Firefox Tab In Private Mode With One Click

A good two years back I found a Firefox add-on that I believed was a pure yet simple work of genius. The add-on in question is called Private Tab and it lets you open a private tab within a normal Firefox window. Incognito This Tab is a similar Firefox add-on that lets you send the current tab to a private window. The add-on essentially helps you avoid quite a few clicks because you no longer have to copy the URL for the page open in the current tab, open a window in Private browsing mode, and paste it and hit Enter.

Install Incognito This Tab and it will add a mask icon next to the URL bar. It will also add an ‘Incognito This Tab’ option to the right-click context menu. Any time you want to open a tab in private mode, simply click the add-on’s button or use the option from the right-click context menu. The add-on will open the tab in private mode.

Needless to say your current session will not carry over to the private window so if you’ve sent a website where you had to log in to use it (Facebook, Twitter, Reddit) you will have to log in to again in the private window. The add-on also doesn’t consolidate all the tabs you send to private mode into one single window which means each time you click the mask button, or use the right-click context menu option, you are in fact launching a new window. That said, the add-on is still incredibly useful and definitely saves you a few clicks.

Install Incognito This Tab For Firefox

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About Kelli Smith

Kelli Smith
Kelli runs customer support and creates content for Skillcrush, a digital skills training and education platform with friendly instructors, an active student community, and laser focus on helping you achieve your career goals with technology. She has an MBA and successfully ran an international company and her own freelancing business before pursuing her passion for tech by taking advanced web development classes. Kelli loves listening to tech podcasts at 2x speed, looking for cute Corgi photos online and teaching and performing country line dancing—as a true Texan living in Finland would do. Say hi on Twitter.

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