right-click naughty link, open in private tab.
This addon changes functionality of other tabs. The problem is not exactly another user has explained below. It doesn't mess up with the context menu. If you open a new tab, a bookmark or even double click a web shortcut on your desktop while you are on a private tab, it open the new tab in private mode. If you right click a bookmark while you are on the private tab and click open-in-new-tab it opens the item in a new private tab, so it looks like the right click menu is not working. In other words while you are on a private tab it enter the private mode and opens EVERYTHING on private mode which is quite unnecessary and can be very annoying. The solution is going back to a non-private tab and opening the desired new non-private tab there.
> Please read about known issues before reporting bugs:
>> We just inherit private state from selected tab and tries preserve private state of dropped link-like things, this is simple to implement, but may confuse a bit…
> or even double click a web shortcut on your desktop while you are on a private tab, it open the new tab in private mode.
This is due to changes in recent Firefox versions. :(
> If you right click a bookmark while you are on the private tab and click open-in-new-tab it opens the item in a new private tab, so it looks like the right click menu is not working.
"Open in a New Tab" from bookmark context menu works fine for me and opens a non-private tab. May be some conflict with another extension or something else.
Works perfect with my "one Window" Firefox
So you delete or make deleted the reviews you don't like? Even though, you can't change the fact I commented about your extension, dear developer!
Here is the deleted message:
> This extension has replaced the default menu items
> like "Open in New Tab" with its own items. And,
> it opens every new tab in private mode and so the
> normal browsing is gone until you remove it. Just why?
> If you want to add your custom menu items, just put
> them and supply some options for their removal.
> Why on the earth do you remove the original ones?
I would like to be fair and state that the problem is gone. You had written a reply to my review before you made it deleted. I returned here to read it again and try to solve the problem according to your reply, and update my review if it would work. But after installing this add-on once again, I didn't see this problem this time. But I won't increase my rating because I'm very frustrated with the deletion of my review!
Sorry, but this is due to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/review_guide
Post technical issues, support requests, or feature suggestions. Use the available support options for each add-on, if available. You can find them in the side column next to the About this Add-on section."
Also there is my previous reply:
Context menu should be changed only for private tabs to not leak private data by mistake, see
To open a non-private tab you can use built-in "new tab" button or "private tab" checkbox in tab context menu.
So, if original items are gone from context menu on non-private tab, this is bug (I never see it myself, so this may be some conflict with another extensions).
And built-in menu items will be hidden on private tabs "by design": used inheritance mechanism to make private all tabs and windows, that opened from private tabs, just to not leak any private data.
If you don't like this behavior, please describe your opinion here:
Or post new issue, if you see some bugs:
Definitely should be part of Firefox by default.
Part of the Hidden Gems collection.
FF37 before restarted, and the private tab which was made with the add-on I'm almost doing session restoration of was also restored.
But FF38 after could close now a tab.
If possible, please improve.
Very and very good, realy, thanks.
How can I change the shorcut? (open new private tab?)
You can modify extensions.privateTab.key.openNewPrivateTab preference in about:config, see
One idea, change the colour of private tabs so they're easier to distinguish from normal tabs (I know the purple mask icon is there but I sometimes forget about it)
Or just change the favicon to the purple mask
Works great, thank you :)
This addon is awesome. It does what it is supposed to do really well. I can easily create new private tabs and book marks very easily. It is one of my favorite addons and I use it all the time.
did not work on facebook pag i have fire 36.1
Thanks for the great addon it's really convenient with it.
My friend has told me to try it and I did. It turned out that this thing has already been implemented in the browsers' functionality. However I like to use it as a button which open a new private tab directly.
If you like to not be tracked and keep you browser's history clean so this extension is suitable for you. It's very easy to use, just click the icon on the toolbar and there you got it - a new private tab.
It's already implemented as a browser's option but at least we'll click less
Works as expected. I like it.
great! thanks :)
Great addon. Just works :-)
Wonderful. Has everything I NEED.
How to get 5 stars: make the hotkey (ctrl + alt + t) customizable.
Would use it even if above is not implemented.
EDIT: "problem" solved by friendly devs.
thanks again devs
Hotkey is already customizable through about:config page:
Does what it's supposed to do, cleanly and flawlessly.
Quick question: would there be any possibility of adding an option to make the color of a private tab -- the tab itself, up there in the tab toolbar -- be different from the rest of the tabs? It would be very useful to be able to just glance at the tab toolbar and see if there were any private tabs open.
Edit: thanks for the pointer to the styles! They work like a charm in userChrome.css.
See some example styles for userChrome.css/Stylish here:
(not so good in Firefox 29+ with Australis, but not bad as a start point...)
Small, simple, no restart required and it does what it should. Very good :).
Only one thing: It doesn't work with e10s until now. I can't open links in a new tab or in a new private tab if this add-on is enabled.
This is known issue about e10s:
great addon, i don't see why browsers don't implement it as a builtin feature (and only have such availability on the window level)
This is exactly what I was in need for, but I need a button or shortcut that is mouse friendly please, like in right click menu on the tabs bar perhaps.
Hmm... there is button for toolbar, just call "Customize…" from toobar context menu.