OS X :: Keep Top Sites While Using Private Browsing?

Dec 15, 2010

I like to use private browsing. Why is it after I set up my top sites and then use private browsing, if I open another window (command, n), I'll lose my top sites. Before I leave top sites, I make sure that I'm done editing and that the thumb tack is blue and not black which I'm told saves the sites. So what's going on? I'm actually at the Apple Store and the trainer at my personal projects sessions just doesn't know why this doesn't work. Anyone know how I can keep my top sites while I use private browsing?

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OS X :: Does Safari Has Private Browsing?

Jan 15, 2010

I have just recently got my first mac, moving from a windows computer.

On my previous pc on internet explorer there was an option for 'Private Browsing' which didn't leave any files or anything and the sites visited were fully untraceable.

On Safari i have noticed the same option, does this do the same (doesn't leave any cache or history or anything like that?)

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OS X :: Private Browsing Not Working In Safari 5?

Jun 20, 2010

In Safari 5, cookies from private browsing session aren't being erased after closing the private browsing session. The private session pages don't appear in the history, so that much works; I have no idea if the cache is being emptied. Is anyone else having this problem? I've uninstalled the add-ons I had (ClickToFlash, Glims) and turned off the new Safari Extensions, so I'm ruling them out as the problem.

MacBook Pro 13" 2.4 GHz (early 2010), Mac OS X 10.6.4, Safari 5.0 (6533.16)

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OS X :: View History Under Private Browsing

Dec 11, 2010

I'm trying to find a list of webpages viewed by my kids while private browsing is enabled. Is this possible? Also, any way I can turn off private browsing?

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OS X :: Trying To Access Private Browsing History

Apr 30, 2009

I have tried the "dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host" terminal command but it just comes back with "-bash: dscacheutil: command not found". Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong or if there is a different command to use? I have a Mac laptop if that means anything, it's about 1.5 years old!

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OS X :: Safari History And Private Browsing

Dec 28, 2009

It appears as though there may be some suspicious activity occurring on the family computer. Firstly, "private browsing", "reset safari" and "empty cache" all appear under the edit menu in safari. I don't recall having seen them earlier, does this mean they have been recently used or is it part of the standard menu? Also, in the internet history whilst no webpages can be found there are some obscene jpegs. Images found in the internet history, have they been deliberately viewed or is it possible that they find their way there behind the scenes?

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OS X :: Safari Private Browsing Terminal Command?

Jul 1, 2009

I'm trying to create an automator that will open safari, enable private browsing, go to my site, and log myself in. The problem is I need a terminal command line that will ensure private browsing is enabled.

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Applications :: Safari 4 Disable Private Browsing?

Sep 8, 2009

I want to disable private browsing in Safari 4. I already managed to do it in Safari 3 following Mac Guide instructions (http://guides.macrumors.com/Safari#D...ivate_Browsing).

Now I want to do the same in Safari 4. I also downloaded the newest XCode. However, again following the above mentioned instructions I only get an error message saying that it can't open "nibs".

I'd appreciate any help!

[please don't start a general discussion about private browsing. Doing it in Safari 3 was the perfect solution for me. I really love this forum!]

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Applications :: Disabling Private Browsing Safari 4

Sep 18, 2009

I have a browsing habit that is incompatible with marriage and having Private Browsing available is a very big temptation. I was able to remove Private Browsing from Safari 3 but am unable to find out how to remove it from version 4. I have Snow Leopard and have installed Xcode Tools. It seems that most of the browsers are starting to add Private Browsing to their software.

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OS X :: Safari Private Browsing - Clear History?

Feb 21, 2010

I usually use the private browsing feature on safari but sometimes when I google something it shows near the searches how many visits I've made and when, even when I�ve used private browsing. how do i cleat this kind of history?

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Applications :: Erase Private Browsing On Safari

Jun 7, 2010

I've noticed that my kids have been using private browsing a lot lately and i don't like that, I want to know if there's any way to take it off the menu, that and the ''view all history'' button, because they can also erase sites seen there. I tried xcode, but after downleading a Safari 4.0.5 I can't use it anymore, look: Xcode doesn't work with Firefox either and I don't know what to do.

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IMac :: Private Browsing On Safari Doesn't Work?

Dec 28, 2010

Purchased myself a 27" iMac from Apple about a week ago. Everything is all good and fine - except my private browsing on Safari doesn't seem to work.It works fine on my Macbook, but for some reason on my iMac, when I turn it on, it works - but then when the computer restarts and is used again, it's turned off

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Applications :: Auto Reset Or Private Browsing In Safari

Apr 30, 2008

Is there a way via an add-on or setting to have Safari perform a "Reset Safari" when you close Safari and/or have "Private Browsing" enabled when you a launch Safari? Similar to the functionality that FireFox has where you can clean up automatically after your session using "Clear Private Data." In FireFox there is a preference for it but I didn't see anything like that in Safari - leading me to believe there might be a hack or add-on that will do it.

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Applications :: Deleting Private Browsing Feature In Firefox?

Mar 13, 2010

I need to delete the private browsing feature in firefox any way I can.

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MacBook Pro :: Delete The Option For Private Browsing Completely?

Apr 16, 2012

How do I delete the option for private browsing completely from my MacPro

MacBook Pro, iOS 5.1

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OS X Yosemite :: Safari Private Browsing Blocks Access To Top Of Pages

Dec 8, 2014

Before Yosemite I never had a problem with using Private Browsing window in Safari - now it seems to be designed to log you out as much as possible- but that's another question..I'm having is that private windows block the top of the screen so it's impossible to login to certain web sites (PayPal, Facebook..), basically any site who's login is at the very top of the screen.  It will work just fine in regular safari window.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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Safari :: Private Browsing Mode Enabled But Visited Pages Showing In History

Jun 29, 2012

Why visited pages, e.g facebook, are shown in history even though I have private browsing mode enabled?, why pages, e.g facebook are shown in history even though I have private browsing mode enabled?

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Safari :: Flash Videos, They Are Only Display In "Private Browsing" Mode In 5.1.7

May 13, 2012

The symptoms is: The flash videos are only display with a full red bar and nothing happen, no video no sound nothing. The Flash player was upgrade with before safari 5.1.7. I have an iMac with SL, and a Macbook with SL too. However after I upgraded safari 5.1.7 the flash videos are not display correctly, (only videos). The same happen in both computers. I need to tell you that I follow all the possible recommendations that I founded in internent. I uninstall flash pug-in many times. I restore both. I switch many buttons and options like "reset safari", "empty cahe", "block pop-up windows", "enable java-script", "enable java". I turn off and on the firewall. I switch all the options in the flash player plug in preferences. And nothing. I turn on and off the plug ins. In fact I tried all the possibilities in the preferences menus from the programs. 

In one occasion I had a glimpse of functionality for only one hour without problems after I reinstall safari from the Apple website, but only worked until I turned off the computer. The next day was the same problem. After I fought with safari 5.1.7 and the plug-in flash player Now I noticed something wired, only when I switch the "Private browsing" option in safari is when the videos are displayed correctly. 

Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Applications :: Safari 4 - Top Sites Won't Stay In Top Sites

Apr 17, 2009

I manually put a couple of sites into the top sites area.. but then even after 'pinning' them into the sites area, they disappear when i re open safari.. it's really bugging me. can anyone help me out with this?

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OS X :: Save Certain Sites To TOP SITES?

Mar 7, 2010

Is it possible to save a site to your Top Sites? By save, I mean, to have it always be on one of the blocks.

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OS X :: What Is A Remote IP, Public IP, And Private IP

Dec 29, 2010

What is a Remote IP, Public IP, and Private IP?

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OS X :: Keep Private Files Secure On A MBP?

May 31, 2009

I have a group of docs on my MBP that contain private stuff - bank a/c details etc...

Now I keep those files in an encrypted sparse disk image and I'm reasonably confident that if my MBP is stolen they won't be able to access that disk image.

But this just occurred to me: when I open those files in Pages is there a temp copy of the file save somewhere outside of the sparse disk image that could be found?

I really don't want to use file vault to encrypt the whole disk but I do want to be sure those private files won't get accessed.

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OS X :: How To Protect Private Data

Mar 7, 2010

I've been a PC user for 20 years, but thinking of switching to an Imac. My main concern before plunging in is with regards to data protection - particularly if I have to send the Imac in for repair. On my PC, I can control what part I want to replace, and I never send a harddrive in for repair. I'm paranoid about data privacy.

But if I buy an Imac, removing the harddrive violates the warranty. And if my Imac refuses to bootup, I can't wipe the drive before sending in for repair. Will the apple repair center be willing to remove the harddrive and return it to me before starting repair?

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OS X :: How To Make Safaris PB Feature Private

Oct 16, 2006

I ran a browser variability test at This website here are the results

While visiting web sites your browser reveals private information about you and your computer. It sends information about previous sites you have visited. It may also save special cookies on your hard drive that have the purpose of directing advertising or finding out your habits while web surfing.

Dose anyone know how to make safaris PB feature private ?

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OS X :: 4 GB Space Disappeared In Private Folder

Jun 21, 2007

So my computer has about 4gb of free space on the hd. I leave for a few minutes, come back and see in the finder that there is 0KB! It also won't let me do anything, not even quit itunes because it says it can't save the library file. It's weird because the computer was idle, I'm pretty sure the only open app was iTunes.

So I restart the computer but nothing has changed. So I transfer a bunch of files to an external HD then delete them. So I now have free space. I want to know where the space went though? I opened OmniDiskSweeper to see what's taking up space and I see this folder called "private" that I've never seen before. Where is this located and could this be the space that disappeared? I included a screenshot so you can see where the folder is.

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OS X :: Private Photos In IPhoto - Hide Them?

Jan 29, 2008

I have some personal photos that I don't want everyone to see when I look over my iphoto library. How can I get a library that shows all photos EXCEPT for the ones I've deemed as private?

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OS X :: How To Get Into Private Folder - Location Path?

Nov 17, 2008

I was wondering how to get into my private folder? where is that located, what is the path?

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OS X :: Private Folder Taking Up Space?

Feb 22, 2009

I know this has been asked before and I asked it once too, but I don't understand all these technical terms and nothing I did worked. I've now got over 20GB in this "private" folder as I saw in Disc Inventory X. I cannot find this folder anywhere when I search and I cannot delete it.

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OS X :: Deleted Private Folder In Root Of HD

Apr 28, 2009

I have accidentally deleted the Private folder in the root of the HD. Now OSX will not boot. The folder is still sitting in my Trash folder and I would like from the Boot CD Terminal to copy back from the trash to the Macintosh HD/ location.

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OS X :: Private Folder Using Up 45GB Of Space

Feb 20, 2010

I realised a big chunk of my hard drive space missing and couldn't find where it had gone. I downloaded Disk Inventory and ran the program. It shows that i have a folder called 'Private' within this are three sub folders:


I have searched for all of these and can't find them on my hard drive anywhere. Can anyone tell me what these are, if I can delete them and if so how do I find them.

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