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Changing start page for private browsing mode

Unread postby floatingkeyboards » Tue, 25 Sep 2018, 06:33

Whenever I start private browsing mode, the browser uses a blank page. I would like to set it to be a specific web page. Is there a way to do that?

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Re: Changing start page for private browsing mode

Unread postby Moonchild » Tue, 25 Sep 2018, 07:36

Whenever you start Private Browsing mode, you should see the attached notification, not a blank page.
There's no way to customize that without an extension because it's essential information provided by design.
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Re: Changing start page for private browsing mode  Topic is solved

Unread postby therube » Wed, 26 Sep 2018, 00:53

Depending how you're opening your Private Window, it could be as simple as:

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palemoon.exe  -private-window  www.google.com

(Would opening google in a private window be, private ;-) ?)

Or something fancier, How to open shortcut links in Private window without editing shortcut?


If you're opening a Private Window from within existing non-Private browsing session... ?

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Re: Changing start page for private browsing mode

Unread postby floatingkeyboards » Thu, 27 Sep 2018, 21:41

thanks @therube
I will have to research a bit how to implement that using a shortcut.
Very helpful.

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Re: Changing start page for private browsing mode

Unread postby floatingkeyboards » Tue, 16 Oct 2018, 09:52

For people later reading this, if the default browser is palemoon, the command in windows 10 seems to be
start www.yahoo.com

If your default browser is not that, then
start palemoon.exe www.yahoo.com


The problem that I am still having is that the parameters
-private and -private-window don't seem to work.

In @therube 's link, the first step mentioned there is good, and does what I was hoping for.

But now I have a new interest in figuring out the command line parameter method. But, I can't seem to get it to work in Windows 10. I have also tried the commands using Firefox but I run into the same issues with Firefox.
It say
Start-Process : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name 'private.'

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Re: Changing start page for private browsing mode

Unread postby therube » Tue, 16 Oct 2018, 16:02

Rearrange your parameters.

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C:\> start  palemoon  -private  www.yahoo.com


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