How to Browse Privately in Internet Explorer

Posted by: Maxine Brimmer (4 years ago)

If you share a computer with multiple members of your household, or if you’re browsing the internet on a public computer, you may not be willing to let the users after you see your browsing habits. Of course, it is always possible to clear your browsing history every time you finish a session, but to save yourself the hassle, it’s far easier to use the private browsing mode on Internet Explorer.

Many browsers other than Internet Explorer also have privacy settings, but not everyone is aware of this very useful privacy tool. Private browsing settings can be useful for keeping your browsing habits unseen for many reasons, such as when you’re shopping for presents online, or using sensitive information.

To activate the private browsing mode on Internet Explorer, first you will need to open up the browser you would like to use for private browsing. From there you will want to click on the Extras tab, which you can also access by using the keyboard shortcut “Alt+X”. From the dropdown menu, select the Safety option, and from the Safety menu select “In Private Browsing”. If you’re a little more confident with keyboard shortcuts, you can also use the shortcut “Ctrl+Shift+P” to open a new window. Once that new browser is open, you are ready to begin your private browsing  on Internet Explorer.

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