The InPrivate mode in Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer 8 introduced a new feature called as the InPrivate browsing mode. It is also available in Internet Explorer 9 onwards.

– The InPrivate™ Browsing mode, lets you control whether or not IE 8 should save your browsing history, cookies, and other data.

While browsing in the InPrivate mode, the following takes place:

– New cookies are not stored
– New history entries will not be recorded
– New temporary Internet files will be deleted after the Private Browsing window is closed
– Form data is not stored
– Passwords are not stored
– Addresses typed into the address bar are not stored
– Queries entered into the search box are not stored
– Visited links will not be stored

To browse in the InPrivate mode, in IE, click on Tools tab and select InPrivate Browsing or alternatively click Ctrl+Shift+P.  A new window will open and you will see the following in your address bar.

inpvt

If you prefer to always browse using Internet Explorer in the inPrivate mode, you may create a desktop shortcut using the following command line arguement:

iexplore.exe -private

Copy-pasting this in the start search box and hitting enter will start you IE in this mode.

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