If you are using Safari on Mac and want to keep your website browsing history private at all times, then there is a way to open a new Private Browsing window every time you launch your Apple browser. Here’s how to do it.
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What is Private Access (Private Window) in Safari?
Private access (or incognito mode, private access) is a mode in which Safari does not save your browsing history, autofill information, cookie changes, recent searches, and download history for the current session. This mode also includes Apple-focused privacy features such as preventing sharing of browsing information via iCloud. And if you have Handoff turned on, then the information about the viewed pages is not transferred to your other Apple devices.
But even with all these features enabled, you should be aware that Private Browsing does not hide your browsing from websites on the Internet that may use your IP address to track down your network hosts (such as a school or business), or from your internet service provider.
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How do I always launch Safari with a new private window?
Launch Safari. On the menu bar at the top of the screen, click Safari and select “Settings”…
In the pop-up settings window, make sure you are on the tab “Basic”… Find the parameter “When launching Safari, open:»With a drop-down menu next to it.
Click on the drop-down menu and select from the list of options “New private window“…
Close the preferences window, exit Safari and launch that browser again. You should see a notification window “Private access” mode on ”at the top.
You can now use the browser window as usual. Just remember to close it when you’re done working with it.
It’s worth noting that the setting we just set will only work for the first window created when Safari starts. By default, all subsequent windows that you open in your browser will no longer be private. If you want to open additional private windows, you need to select File → New private window on the menu bar or use the keyboard shortcut ⇧Shift + ⌘Cmd + N…