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Run Opera under Ubuntu in private mode only ... how?

  • I use Opera on my PC under Windows 7, where I always use the --private command line parameter to start it. (Reason: It cleans up temps and history files after closing the program.)
    I use several Linux installations too, most recently Ubunntu 16.04. But there seems to be no "private" command line switch in the Linux version. (I tried "-private" and "--private".)

    All I could find is a -newprivatetab switch, that never behaves as I want it to. What I want after I start Opera up, is to see a single tab containing the speed dail in private mode, so all other tabs I open from there are also private tabs.

    What I get instead is either no tab at all - if I enabled that in the settings - or a non-private speed dail in first tab position and another private tab in the second position that is focused.


    1. How do get a single private-mode speed dail after start and no other start-up tabs?
    2. Why is the so convenient --private switch in the Linux version not working/implemented?

    Thanks in front.

  • Hi @mangalic,

    It is strange, I'm on Ubuntu 16.10 and Opera stable starts in private mode if I specify --private on the command line. When I tick the "Do not show again" option, I get the Speed Dial and any page I open through it, or via Ctrl+T, opens in private mode.

    Which Opera version are you using?