How to Add a Button for a New Private Window to the Firefox Toolbar

Private browsing is a feature found in almost every modern Web browser, and it’s helpful for its ability to let you browse the Internet without remembering your history, or storing cookies. You can open a private window in Firefox by clicking the menu button and choosing the option for a private window, or you can press Ctrl + Shift + P in Firefox to open one via a shortcut.

But you can also create a private window button in your toolbar, which you can then click to start a private browsing window at any time. Our tutorial below will show you how to customize Firefox in this manner and make it a little easier to browse privately.


How to Put a Private Window Button in the Toolbar in Firefox

The steps in this article are going to modify the toolbar at the top of the window in Firefox by adding a button that you will be able to click which will open a new private window.

Step 1: Open Firefox.


Step 2: Locate the toolbar at the top of the window, then right-click in an empty space and choose the Customize option.

how to customize the toolbar in firefox



Step 3: Click and hold on the New Private Window button, then drag it to an empty space in the toolbar.

drag and drop a private browsing button into the firefox toolbar



Once you are done, it should look like the picture below.

how to add a private browsing button to the firefox toolbar



You can then close the Customize Firefox tab, and you will see the private window button in your toolbar.


If you don’t want Firefox to remember your browsing history, but you would rather not use private tabs, then you may prefer to have Firefox stop remembering your browsing history. This will allow Firefox to behave the way that it does when you use a normal window, except it will no longer keep a history of the pages that you visit. newsletter
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