Open Bug 1533653 Opened 7 months ago Updated 6 months ago

Offer Private Browsing for the search engines

Categories

(Firefox :: Search, enhancement, P5)

60 Branch
enhancement

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(Reporter: public, Unassigned)

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0

Steps to reproduce:

Opened Edit -> Preferences -> Search, or about:preferences#search

Actual results:

I can configure web search engines there.

Expected results:

I think there should be "Private Browsing" checkboxes for both the "Default Search Engine" and the "One-Click Search Engines" section, used to enable private browsing for the web search.

Case scenario: After you have logged in to youtube.com you'll automatically be logged into google.com, and vice versa, if you log out from google.com you'll be logged out from youtube.com. Just because you need to login to YouTube to manage your playlists doesn't mean that you want to be tracked on Google Search, that can be prevented with the Private Browsing implementation that I suggested.

Component: Untriaged → Search

This idea is basically like the WebExtension Firefox Multi-Account Containers (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/multi-account-containers/) developed by Mozilla, but domain specific, for the domains of the web search engine.

(In reply to public from comment #1)

Case scenario: After you have logged in to youtube.com you'll automatically be logged into google.com, and vice versa, if you log out from google.com you'll be logged out from youtube.com. Just because you need to login to YouTube to manage your playlists doesn't mean that you want to be tracked on Google Search, that can be prevented with the Private Browsing implementation that I suggested.

I forgot to include Google gmail.com in the Google (youtube.com, google.com) log in/out issue above, which makes this even more relevant.

(In reply to public from comment #3)

(In reply to public from comment #1)

Case scenario: After you have logged in to youtube.com you'll automatically be logged into google.com, and vice versa, if you log out from google.com you'll be logged out from youtube.com. Just because you need to login to YouTube to manage your playlists doesn't mean that you want to be tracked on Google Search, that can be prevented with the Private Browsing implementation that I suggested.

I forgot to include Google gmail.com in the Google (youtube.com, google.com) log in/out issue above, which makes this even more relevant.

And the rest of the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Account websites.

Type: defect → enhancement
Priority: -- → P5
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