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  • I only recently switched to Opera from Chrome, and while certain things are nice, I'm rather dismayed by some of its functionality. Private browsing outright does not work as far as I can tell. After I close a private window, Opera will pull up websites I used when I start typing in the first few letters, and it will remember emails and usernames. I expect none of the data used during a private session to stay on the computer after the window is closed, yet there it is.

  • You mean something typed only in a private tab being remembered in a normal window/tab? Or in another private window?

    Maybe related to this: DNA-13845 Opera is recording AutoComplete information in private browsing ?

    Which version are you using?

  • In normal window/tab. I'm using 18.0.1284.68

  • Don't know about autofill but here Opera is not remembering address from private windows, i'm using Opera 20.0.1353.0.

    DNA-13845 is listed on the changelog for Opera 19 either so i guess the problem will be fixed when that version is released.

  • Are those beta version or something? I can only find 19, marked as opera next.

  • Opera 19 is a beta version as all Next ones. Opera 20 is kinda an alpha version as all other Developers versions.

    You can find both at

  • Well I just played with 19 and it doesn't have this problem, but it has some other problems I'm not keen on (being beta and all). I suppose I'll wait it out.