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    Default Incognito mode?

    Sounds like a good way to not worry about looking at porn with the 4g ha ha why would this need to be a browser feature?

    Thoughts?

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    Default Re: Incognito mode?

    Same thing on the iPhone......nasty huh, to hell with private browsing
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    For peeping toms, wifes girlfiends. Looking through your phone.... Dont sleep?!
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    I use it when I check my banking information as well as secondary email accounts I don't want to stay logged into (Google loves when you stay logged in). It's also nice to use when shopping for a gift for a loved one you live with online.

    Get your head out of the gutter boys! Only a savage would look at porn on their phone while sitting on the toilet instead of waiting for an empty house and getting on the desktop or tossing a DVD into the big screen

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    Christmas shopping?
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    Well, besides the obvious (porn), there's checking bank account info or gift shopping from a shared computer. Or really, logging into anything from a computer, phone or tablet that's not yours.

    There's also the concern about synchronized tabs across devices, since you can view webpages that are open in Chrome on your PC or other phones or tablets from your other devices.

    Just turn on incognito and you don't have to worry about cookies or temp files or logging out when you're done. Most browsers have this now. Perfectly legitimate reasons to have it.
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    Good answers! I am glad there is a real reason for it. To be honest I don't do a lot of banking from the Web mostly from the direct apps for my bank so that is probably why I didn't think of that. Gift shopping is for sure a good one. I will definitely have to remember that for the end of the month! (anniversary coming up and all)

    And to the person asking about my sleeping habits! I'm on Pacific time ha ha so it always looks like I am up at really weird hours.

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    Also, if you want to be logged into the same service with two different accounts (two different gmails, two different facebooks). Happens a lot when your sharing your PC with a wife / daughter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drmaf894c View Post
    Sounds like a good way to not worry about looking at porn with the 4g ha ha why would this need to be a browser feature?

    Thoughts?

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    lol... you are right... they should call this "porn mode"... ROFL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by camiller View Post
    Also, if you want to be logged into the same service with two different accounts (two different gmails, two different facebooks). Happens a lot when your sharing your PC with a wife / daughter.
    Well, if you're using Chrome, just set up another user for that and switch between the users.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilMonkey View Post
    Well, if you're using Chrome, just set up another user for that and switch between the users.
    The idea is that I don't want to shut down the other users open window, I just want to pop on, start an incognito session, log into my gmail, read what I need to, log off, close my incognito window, and they can resume where they left off.
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    How do you disable incognito?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOLitsjustme View Post
    How do you disable incognito?
    You have to close the incognito tab, I think. Don't think you can switch back and forth from the same tab.
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    I've read your old post on 'incognito browsing', and I thought I'd tell you something interesting.
    I'm using that mode on my Samsung 3 from time to time.
    Today I handed my phone to someone to look at a baby photo and they accidentally held down the menu button on the bottom left (next to the 'home' key) - up pops a generic search screen with ALL my incognito previous searches in plain view.
    I was able to go in later and manually delete them.
    I tested both incognito and regular search to see what happened.
    ONLY incognito searches showed on this generic search page!
    So incognito is not as incognito as they say!
    Please feel free to check this for yourself and pass on to others.

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    Lol...that's awesome. Yes ingonito windows will show in your recent apps if you don't clear them.

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    I tried doing this to see if mine showed up, but didn't see what u were talking about. Were u in an incognito window it the time ?
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    Yes, I was typing into an incognito browser page.
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    I want to see my husband's history on incognito. ..cheating purposes ):he has the s3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jade Davis View Post
    I want to see my husband's history on incognito. ..cheating purposes ):he has the s3
    If he uses chrome type chrome://history/ in the search field

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    If he uses chrome type chrome://history/ in the search field

    Sent from a M.O.A.R. Galaxy S3
    Just tried this, doesn't bring up any incognito history



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    I'm sure there must be some way but it may not be directly through chrome. You may have to use some other Web tracking program as from a brief search on the interweb it appears that chrome or other browsers do not allow you to search for private mode or incognito mode information and it is not stored at all.
    Hope this helps some. I would look into some kind of Web traffic monitor that parents could use to track where their kids are going on line that may offer you the info you are seeking.

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    A browser isn't going to show the history of websurfing while in INCOGNITO MODE. That's the whole point of Incognito Mode! lol
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    I'm looking to just take it out! Teenager in the house! Google says it will cost 69.99 ......really??!!!
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    Next time use Android app "The Red Dorm" (www.thereddorm.com)
    No adverts, no links, free to use, everything is in the app, without web navigation. Best solution.
    I just requested my beta key to try it.
    Cheers!
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    Okay but what about how to find out if your significant other has been usin it? Can you do that? If so how??
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