Private TABS

  • Opera needs this, it's a drag to have many private WINDOWS open.

  • You can, already: just open these multiple tabs in a single private window.

  • But you can't have private tabs in a "normal" (non-private) window, so +1

  • This is "a must" I think, it would be really awesome. Opening a new window instead of opening a new private tab is just useless. So developers please give it a try.

  • I'd like two options. To be able to start Opera in private browsing mode as clicking new private window is tedious, or to start as normal with the option to open private tabs. I think the conclusion from this thread is opening a new private window isn't very likeable.

  • Chrome can start in incognito with --incognito shortcut, but for some reason, in Opera doesn't work
    about private tabs...
    Some time ago, I read on crbug about this subject (can't find report now).
    Chromium developers strictly defined that they won't develop private tabs feature for XY reasons...
    I don't think that Opera can do something on it's own...
    I think(!!) it's about how chromiums handle history and all other private data. It is deeply rooted in their system..

  • I think(!!) it's about how chromiums handle history and all other private data. It is deeply rooted in their system..

    Even if that is true I don't think it's that hard to make this feature, because they've already solved it in Incognito mode for a whole window, so it's just to apply that for specific tabs.

  • Even if that is true I don't think it's that hard to make this feature, because they've already solved it in Incognito mode for a whole window, so it's just to apply that for specific tabs.

    What is incognito mode? Is this the same as private or something different? (I never use private mode, so that's just out of curiosity and to know).

  • In Chrome, it's the counterpart to "Private window" in Opera. When you press "New private window" (Opera), or "New incognito window" (chrome), browsing activity in that window will not be stored on the computer, like history and cookies. So, yes, it's the same. Why Chrome uses such a strange name do I not know, perhaps Google want to hide the feature from their users so they don't use it 🙂

  • I'm not too sure I like the idea. Private isn't only about not saving any history but also (to a certain degree) keeping your session secured. So I can imagine that a new private window also spawns a completely separate browser process which will make sure that a "hostile" website can't mess or interfere with other processes.

    Having the private part and the public part share the same process could therefor somewhat undermine that browser security.

  • They don't have to share the same process. Already now all the tabs in the same window have different processes. Just open many tabs and look in the task manager.

  • They don't have to share the same process. Already now all the tabs in the same window have different processes. Just open many tabs and look in the task manager.

    Thanks for the clarification, that would definitely change my opinion 🙂

  • "Incognito" is a normal and proper name for that: the word means "unknown", "unrecognised", especially in the light of the user being signed in to Google Chrome.

  • Okay, but I prefer the name Opera use.

  • As no major browser uses private tabs nowadays, i guess the chances of Opera implement such feature is very low.

  • As no major browser uses private tabs nowadays, i guess the chances of Opera implement such feature is very low.

    My first reaction:

    WHAT? So just because no other browser use it, Opera shouldn't be innovative and add private tabs? And furthermore, if no other browser use it, that is a reason for Opera to add it, so it becomes unique. If everyone were thinking like that, all browser would be the same.

    But at further thinking, you're actually probably right. I'm afraid Opera thinks more and more in that direction since the move from presto, it's at least that feeling I've got when Opera devs have written on the blogs/forums. So we will see. (But I still think your comment was very pessimistic 🙂 )

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