Feature request: ability to open a new window in a sandbox environment; clearing all private data generated by that window on close

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 463027

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Firefox
Security
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enhancement
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 463027
12 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: Nat Harward, Unassigned)

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0

I love the "clear private data" feature of 2.0; the next logical step in my mind and a very desirable feature (I suspect to others as well) is to open a new "private" window, in which anything that happens there is "session only" and when closed invokes the "clear private data" for only that window/session. Basically just a window that is completely sandboxed.  Perhaps also as a menu item off of a right-clicked hyperlink (open in private window...)?

I try to keep track of and clean my cookies and cache, if someone sends me a link to some unknown place it would be great to know that I can open it up in a special window/tab and when I close it, all of the cookies/cache/etc. that it generates will be gone.

If this is a duplicate I apologize, I could not find anything like this while searching through the bug list.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
N/A -- feature request
Something like the Stealther extension?
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1306/
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Comment 2

12 years ago
Re: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1306/

Like that, but I was hoping that rather than disabling cookies/cache/etc. altogether, that it would just be for "private" windows -- my other windows and tabs would still work as normal.  Perhaps that's what this extension does, but from the description it sounds like a more global setting.

I will email the developer and see how it works, if it can do per window/tab either now or easily in the future I'll close out this request, but otherwise I think it'd be a great thing to have.
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Comment 3

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> I will email the developer and see how it works, if it can do per window/tab
> either now or easily in the future I'll close out this request, but otherwise I
> think it'd be a great thing to have.

Well I haven't heard anything from the developer, so I will leave this open as I still think it's a neat feature.

Comment 4

9 years ago
Firefox new "private mode" will be a step towards this, but probably not yet the exact per-window behaviour as requested in this bug. Nice idea.

Comment 5

6 years ago
This should be marked as a duplicate of bug 463027.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 463027
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