Firefox ‘porn mode’ finally to match competition

Coming soon to a Firefox near you: opening a link directly into a new private browsing window.

(Credit: Mozilla)

Big changes to Firefox’s “porn mode,” the private browsing feature that turns off recording cookies, history, and temporary files, landed today in the Firefox Nightly build.

When it reaches the general public a few months from now in Firefox stable, the feature will allow you to run Private Browsing in a new window, without closing your regular instance of Firefox. This pulls the browser up to parity with Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Opera. Safari doesn’t open private browsing into a separate window.

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Firefox’s project manager, Asa Dotzler, stated in the blog post announcing the changes that the update was no mere code change, but took 19 months of planning because they “redesigned the existing… [Read more]

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