How to Use Private Browsing in Safari 5 for Windows

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Enable Private Browsing. Scott Orgera

This tutorial is only intended for users running the Safari browser on Windows operating systems. Safari has been discontinued for Windows. The most recent version of Safari for Windows is 5.1.7. It was discontinued in 2012.

Anonymity when browsing the Web can be important for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you are concerned that your sensitive data may be left behind in temporary files such as cookies, or maybe you just do not want anyone to know where you have been.

No matter what your motive for privacy might be, Safari for Windows' Private Browsing may be just what you are looking for. While utilizing Private Browsing, cookies and other files are not saved on your hard drive. Even better, your entire browsing and search history is automatically wiped out. Private Browsing can be activated in just a few easy steps. This tutorial shows you how it is done.

Click on the Gear icon, also known as the Action Menu, located in the upper right-hand corner of your browser window. When the drop-down menu appears, select the option labeled Private Browsing. A pop-up dialog should now be displayed explaining the features of Safari 5's Private Browsing mode. To enable Private Browsing, click on the OK button.

Private Browsing Mode should now be enabled. To confirm that you are browsing anonymously ensure that the PRIVATE indicator is displayed in Safari's address bar.

To disable Private Browsing at any time simply repeat the steps of this tutorial, which will remove the check mark next to the Private Browsing menu option.