Open in Private Mode

Open in Private Mode

Open the active tab in a private window via toolbar button or context-menu.

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What is Open in Private Mode?

'Open in Private Mode' is a Firefox extension designed to enhance your browsing privacy. This add-on gives you the power to quickly and easily initiate a private browsing session. By clicking on the toolbar button or using keyboard shortcuts, the active tab or a specific link can be opened in a private (or incognito) window, effectively ensuring your browsing activities remain untracked. It even offers customization with an option to set a specific URL to open in a private window from the toolbar button.

Stats date:
By: Glin
Users: 817 ▼ -6
Rating: 3.74 (23)
Version: 0.1.1 (Last updated: 2022-04-18)
Creation date: 2017-12-10
Weekly download count: 25
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • activeTab
  • contextMenus
Size: 38.35K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

Open in Private Mode is an addon that enables you to open the current tab (active) in a private window.

Simply click on the toolbar button to open the private (or incognito) window. You can also use the context-menu item (right-click) to open the private window. Please note that, if you right-click on a link, the new private window will have the link URL instead of the tab. Moreover, you can use the keyboard shortcut (Alt + Shift + S) to open the active tab in a private window. If you want to open a custom URL in a private window when you click on the toolbar button, please open the options page and add a URL in the designated area.

Note: after you install the addon, please head to the addon's tab, and activate the "Run in Private Windows" option.

To report bugs, please fill out the bug report form on the addon's homepage.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Has a keyboard shortcut
  • Can work properly when allowed in private mode
  • Useful on desktop versions of Firefox
  • Convenience of opening pages in private mode
  • Doesn't work without enabling it in private mode
  • Doesn't function properly in newer versions of Firefox
  • Doesn't work on Android
  • Cannot work from the new tab home
  • Doesn't function when already in a private window
Most mentioned
  • Need to allow it to run in private windows
  • Doesn't work in certain scenarios or platforms
  • Used to work in past versions of Firefox
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Risk impact

Open in Private Mode is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

Open in Private Mode has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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