How to Set Incognito the Default Browsing Mode for Safari on Mac

How to Set Incognito the Default Browsing Mode for Safari on MacIncognito is the private browsing mode where your browsing data is not manually recorded in the browser. If you don’t want your browser to save your browsing data, you can use the incognito window. In Apple’s mac, you have to turn on incognito mode on Safari every-time you have to browse privately through the internet. Luckily, you can set incognito the default mode for Safari on Mac.

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In this guide, we will show you how to set Incognito the Default Mode for mac’s Safari.

Setting Incognito the Default Browsing Mode for Safari on Mac

Private browsing is safe when browsing through the internet. It prevents the internet sites to track you down using your IP address. Follow the guide to learn how to always open safari in Incognito mode:

  1. Launch Safari in your mac. From the top bar of the screen, click on “Safari” and select “Preferences” from the drop-down menu.go to preferences in safari to set private default browsing mode
  2. By default, Safari will open the “General” tab in Preferences. Here, navigate to the “Safari opens with:” option and click on the drop-down box given next to it.safari opens with option in preferences
  3. Select “A new private window” from the drop-down list of options.a new private window in safari
  4. After selecting the option, relaunch the Safari and you will notice that this time Safari browser is in Incognito mode.private browsing enabled for safari

You will find the “Private Browsing Enabled” banner at the top of the Safari screen. Unfortunately, this only works for the first window that you open on Safari. If you will open a new tab on the same window, it will be in the normal browsing mode where your browsing data will be recorded. To open a new incognito tab, you will have to go to the File option on the top of the Safari window, and selecting “New Private Window”. You can also use “Shift + Command + N” shortcut keys from the keypad.

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