Web Browser - How to Browse in Private

How to open up a private or an incognito window within your selected web browser.

*Need more information about the web browser that you are using? Then please head to our KB article "Web Browser - What is a Web/Internet Browser?" for more information and links to their support webpages.  


Google Chrome

1. Open up Google Chrome.

2. Click on the three vertical dots found at the top right of the window. 


3. Select New incognito window


*Note: You can also hit the keys Ctrl + Shift + N  on your keyboard at the same time when you first open up Google Chrome to enter into incognito browsing. 

*Google Support: "Browse in Private"

*Alternate way for Mac Users: Select File up at the top left of the screen when Google Chrome is open and then click New Incognito Window.  




Mozilla Firefox

1. Open up Mozilla Firefox.

2. Click the three horizontal lines found at the top right of the window. 


3. Select New Private Window


*Note: You can also hit the keys Ctrl + Shift + P on your keyboard at the same time when you first open up Mozilla Firefox to enter into private browsing. 

*Alternate way for Mac Users: Select File up at the top left of the screen when Mozilla Firefox is open and then click New Private Window




Microsoft Edge

1. Open up Microsoft Edge. 

2. Click the three horizontal dots found at the top right of the window. 


3. Select New InPrivate window.


*Note: You can also hit the keys Ctrl + Shift + N on your keyboard at the same time when you first open up Microsoft Edge to enter into private browsing. 


Internet Explorer (PC/Windows Only)

1. Open up Internet Explorer

2. Click on the Settings icon (looks like a gear) found at the top right of the window. 


3. Select Safety and then InPrivate Browsing. 


*Note: You can also hit the keys Ctrl + Shift + P on your keyboard at the same time when you first open up Mozilla Firefox to enter into private browsing.


Safari (Mac Only)

1. Open up Safari. 

2. Click File found at the top left of your screen. 


3. Select New Private Window.


*Note: You can also hit the keys Shift + Command + N on your keyboard at the same time when you first open up Safari to enter into private browsing. 




Keywords:browse, browser, web, private, window, incognito   Doc ID:97629
Owner:Erin B.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2020-02-05 09:57 CSTUpdated:2020-02-12 13:28 CST
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