NEWS FROM THE LAB - Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Private Browsing Posted by Sean @ 15:46 GMT

Firefox 3.5 was released yesterday. I've been waiting to try out the Private Browsing Mode, so I installed it today.

Here are the privacy settings from my installation of Firefox 3.0.1.

Firefox 3.0.1 Privacy Options

And when I installed Firefox 3.5 the Private Browsing option was disabled. What?

Firefox 3.5 Tools Menu

Seems that the installation recognized my 3.0.1 settings as the equivalent of Private Browsing and preconfigured 3.5 to "Automatically start Firefox in a private browsing session".

Very nice work.

Firefox 3.5 Privacy Options

So, nothing changed at all. Except now I have easy options to reconfigure por… paranoi… err, Private Browsing if I opt to do so.

Time to experiment.

Signing off,