Mac Manual How To Disable Private Browsing

Recently I needed to disable 'private browsing' on one of my computers. Of course my first course of action was scouring Google. I found a variety of answers from 'it's not possible' to 'use a plug-in.'

Now, to disable Private Browsing mode for Safari, the only method is to modify the interface of Safari which involves editing the “nib” file. For that, we would need to download XCode and a nib file editor from GitHub. This change is irreversible unless you take a backup of the “MainMenu.nib” file. Opera – Click the menu button (in the top left corner), and select New Private Window in the drop-down menu. How to turn off private browsing? When you want to stop using the private browsing mode on your Mac, all you need to do is to close the private window, or several windows, by clicking on the X and switch to a normal window.

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Not feeling super hopeful, I did try searching plugins and add-ons, but found nothing that would work. Back to Google.

I finally stumbled across this Github repo about setting application policies which had a policy for 'DisablePrivateBrowsing'. It appeared it may be possible by editing the Firefox plist file.

These Mac specific instructions got me going in the right direction. Here are the steps I ultimately took. I should note, I'm running Firefox 80.0.1.

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First, I enabled [enterprise] policies. From terminal, I ran this command: Louisiana indian reservation.

After policies were enabled, I just needed to run the specific command to set the 'DisablePrivateBrowsing' policy.

If Firefox is running, quit and restart. From 'File,' the option for a 'new private window' should no longer be available. 🎉

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Recently I needed to disable 'private browsing' on one of my computers. Of course my first course of action was scouring Google. I found a variety of answers from 'it's not possible' to 'use a plug-in.'

Not feeling super hopeful, I did try searching plugins and add-ons, but found nothing that would work. Back to Google.

I finally stumbled across this Github repo about setting application policies which had a policy for 'DisablePrivateBrowsing'. It appeared it may be possible by editing the Firefox plist file.

These Mac specific instructions got me going in the right direction. Here are the steps I ultimately took. I should note, I'm running Firefox 80.0.1.

First, I enabled [enterprise] policies. From terminal, I ran this command:

After policies were enabled, I just needed to run the specific command to set the 'DisablePrivateBrowsing' policy.

If Firefox is running, quit and restart. From 'File,' the option for a 'new private window' should no longer be available. 🎉


Bonus for Chrome

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