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About this Add-on
Usage: see screenshots.
Also you can create private bookmarks to always open some links in private tabs: just prefix “private:” before URL, example: private:https://addons.mozilla.org/
In English: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=2665169
In Russian: http://forum.mozilla-russia.org/viewtopic.php?id=58122
Source code and issues tracker: https://github.com/Infocatcher/Private_Tab
Please read about known issues before reporting bugs:
Some styles for userChrome.css/Stylish to change private tabs appearance:
Works only in Gecko 20.0 and higher (Firefox 20.0+ and SeaMonkey 2.17+) because used API doesn't exist in older versions!
See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=800193 for information about “Warning: Only internal code is allowed to set the usePrivateBrowsing attribute” in the Error Console.
[x] Correctly restore wrapper for `browser.swapDocShells()` to handle detached tabs in multi-process mode.
[*] Improved performance in multi-process mode (#234).
[*] Open all bookmarks: improved compatibility with other extensions like Tree Style Tab (extensions.privateTab.openPlacesInPrivateTabs.callNativeMenuItems preference).
[*] Improved memory usage in multi-process mode: now used shared content.jsm module for frame scripts (#235).
[+] Added privateTab.isTabPrivateAsync() API.
[x] Fixed compatibility with future Firefox versions: don't use Array generics like `Array.forEach()` (bug 1222547).
[x] Correctly open new private tab with preloaded about:newtab in Firefox 52+ (thanks to Dumby).
[x] Fixed ability to toggle tab private state in Firefox 51+, now will be used duplicated tab (#237).
[x] Fixed patcher around third-party wrappers (TypeError: Array is undefined) (thanks to Dumby).
[x] Fixed compatibility with future Firefox versions: don't use deprecated `Date.prototype.toLocaleFormat()` (bug 818634).
[+] Added privateTab.duplicateTabAndTogglePrivate() API.
[x] Workaround to ignore wrong `last-pb-context-exited` notification in multi-process mode (bug 1329912).
[x] Fixed ability to restore closed private tabs in multi-process mode (extensions.privateTab.rememberClosedPrivateTabs preference) (#239).