How to Activate Private Browsing Mode in Maxthon Cloud Browser

Maxthon lets you share & sync files between Windows, Mac, and Android

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This tutorial is only intended for users running Maxthon Cloud Browser on LinuxMac, and Windows operating systems.

While Maxthon Cloud Browser allows you to store some of your data remotely, providing the ability to do things like syncing your open tabs among several devices, it also saves URL history, cache, cookies, and other remnants of a browsing session on your local device. These items are utilized by Maxthon to improve the overall browsing experience by speeding up page loads and auto-populating Web forms, among other benefits. With these benefits comes some downside, however, depending on your perspective. If some of this potentially sensitive data were to end up in the wrong hands, it could pose obvious privacy and security risks.

This is especially true when browsing the Web on a device other than your own. To avoid leaving tracks behind when you're done browsing, it's best to use Maxthon's Private Browsing mode.

This tutorial walks you through the activation process across multiple platforms.

  1. Open your Maxthon Cloud Browser.
  2. Click Maxthon's menu button, represented by three broken horizontal lines and located in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window. Maxthon's main menu should now be displayed.
  3. The New Window section, located toward the top of the drop-down, contains three buttons: Normal, Private, and Session. Click Private.

Private Browsing mode has now been activated in a new window, depicted by the cloak-and-daggerish silhouette located in the upper left-hand corner. While surfing in Private Browsing mode, private data components such as browsing history, cache and cookies will not be stored on your local hard drive.