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Private browsing: much simpler way

Private browsing: much simpler way

Posted Sep 23, 2010 17:49 UTC (Thu) by ikm (subscriber, #493)
Parent article: Private browsing: not so private?

Here's my take on private browsing:

mkdir ~/blah
ln -s ~/.Xauthority ~/blah
export HOME=~/blah
firefox
Be sure to have other firefoxes closed before that. This way you can have private bookmarks, private history, private downloads and so on, all canned in a single directory you can drop any time.


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Private browsing: much simpler way

Posted Sep 23, 2010 18:02 UTC (Thu) by dtlin (✭ supporter ✭, #36537) [Link]

I use firefox -profilemanager for that (and there's some setting to show the profile manager on every startup). This still dumps downloads to ~, but that can be configured separately for each profile, and bookmarks/history/cache/etc. are isolated in separate directories in ~/.mozilla/firefox.


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