Private window is not private!



  • Add really private window. Under 'Open private window' add menu position 'Open extra private window' (or different name you find suitable) - it will open completly clean private window - without history and search suggestions. So when somebody asks me to check something on the net I can open him this extra private window without all my data. Currently private window has access to all my history, passwords etc.
    Current private window is rather porn mode than private window.



  • @hondac said in Private window is not private!:

    So when somebody asks me to check something on the net I can open him this extra private window without all my data.

    Nothing would stop him to open a normal window if his intentions are to peek into your matters. If you don't trust others, don't give them your pc.
    About the rest, I agree on having more options and better functionalities.



  • @hondac said in Private window is not private!:

    it will open completly clean private window - without history and search suggestions.

    You want a feature which is not implemented at all in Browsers.
    In Chrome, Edge, Opera or Firefox you can open Bookmarks, History etc. from Incognito (Private) window.
    And i guess you wont get in in the most well-known browsers.

    Please tell me, which browser has such feature?

    @hondac said in Private window is not private!:

    So when somebody asks me to check something on the net I can open him this extra private window without all my data.

    Give him a guest account on your Windows and there he can do what he wants. A Guest account does not stay and will be cleared after logout.



  • @iAN-CooG
    But now he is peeking without intention - Vivaldi shovels everything right into his face.

    @Gwen-Dragon
    Then made another mode. Relogging to different account every few minutes just to check one thing is very troublesome.



  • @hondac said in Private window is not private!:

    @Gwen-Dragon
    Then made another mode.

    If you think a feature is useful and missing in Vivaldi, please make a request.


    How to make a feature request for Vivaldi
    If you think your problem can be solved by a missing feature, please add a request at https://forum.vivaldi.net/category/48/features-requests in the corresponding thread for your browser version.
    Add one line in bold as a short title for the feature and 2-3 lines to describe the wanted feature.




  • hello hondac
    in the windows category here, so it is a guess that your machine has two blue e's unused since you indicate having personalised vivaldi. set up a different browser for your guest users. what do you care if they use vivaldi? one time where a browser for our friends, but not if they are using my machine! guests might not even recognize the v logo as a browser to open and spy. and this alternate browser for guests messes with the default browser setting for You. willing to have default be non-vivaldi? nowhere do you indicate that vivaldi is your default browser yet. even if it is possible to set a second guest profile or second vivaldi installguest wouldn't default mime/ helper browser opening confuse everything? one default browser opening would bring guest to your personal browser. direct them to a different browser that you are not using and set that to default. or go the easy route with Guest account log-in that Gwen_Dragon suggests. (or an a user account created for this purpose is preferable to the actual guest accout.) Get a linux on a thumbdrive that erases itself (no persistence)upon shutdown and fire it up for guests. buy your friends their own computer and put vivaldi on it of course. tell them No. tell them to use their phone. tell them to bring their own browser on a thumdrive, or have a thumbdrive browser ready as a loaner for this purpose. or let them hack, they are your trusted friends? you might get further with request for portable vivaldi than with private, private, more private, guest account, profile-switching, vivaldi.



  • switch user profile in browser
    i_ri retract.
    The ultimate TeeHee on me. soon as was typed Profile-switching was like a bomb went off in my head. switch to different profile. on a browser right now with a button: Tools>SwitchProfile.
    in vivaldi it is named "Manage other people" vivaldi://settings



  • @hondac said in Private window is not private!:

    @iAN-CooG
    But now he is peeking without intention - Vivaldi shovels everything right into his face.

    @Gwen-Dragon
    Then made another mode. Relogging to different account every few minutes just to check one thing is very troublesome.

    It's an interesting concept to add yet another 'private' mode to a browser, as you've described. However, neither any other browsers of which I'm aware (or any other kind of software, for that matter) offers such a separate, isolated, private capability simultaneous with having a normal operation window open or alive/minimized. Normally, that kind of thing is accomplished by opening entirely different, independent instances of the software... with Vivaldi, that would be accomplished via a separate, stand-alone installation of the program on the same computer that could be used by a guest. Of course, that guest could always click on the taskbar icon for the regular Vivaldi version and still see what you had been doing, even if it were minimized. In that case, using a separate OS guest account would be more effective in handling the situation securely, as @Gwen-Dragon has suggested.

    The underlying point is that sharing a computer account, especially with open programs you've been using, is not a good way to practice safety or privacy... just like sharing a hypodermic needle. It may be convenient, but it is really difficult - if not impossible - to provide fool-proof privacy isolation within the context of a user's operation of a digital computer and its software when a guest has same-account access to that computer. Because such a feature goes so against the grain of existing computer privacy design and architecture, adding such a feature to a single program like Vivaldi would likely involve far more effort to achieve meaningful isolation than would be merited by its usage by the vast majority of users.



  • I've been using the private window like Chrome's incognito window because I assumed it was the same. Basically, when I log into facebook or my private gmail, I use private/incognito windows. In Chrome, this does not save my logins or browsing history while in incognito. I just opened a company's facebook page on a regular window in Vivaldi and saw that I was still signed in to my private account.

    You all seem to be going out of your way to make excuses for Vivaldi's lack of privacy in their private window. Opening another browser for someone to use doesn't change the original problem that the private window isn't private at all.


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