Provide a way to disable private browsing

RESOLVED FIXED

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defect
RESOLVED FIXED
7 years ago
11 months ago

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(Reporter: mkaply, Unassigned)

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(Depends on 1 bug, Blocks 1 bug)

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Description

7 years ago
There should be a simple way in Firefox for an administrator or parent to disable private browsing.

Both chrome:

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=80494

And IE:

http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/disable-turn-off-inprivate-browsing-ie-8/

Have a mechanism to do this.

This is also an oft requested feature, based on https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=471658#c36

It shouldn't be terribly complicated. Probably just a preference that can be locked.

Comment 1

7 years ago
(In reply to Michael Kaply (mkaply) from comment #0)
> It shouldn't be terribly complicated. Probably just a preference that can be
> locked.
Except both Chrome and IE control it through group policies.
Marking this as dependent on bug 267888 and bug 720362. Target could be the next ESR release for enterprise.
Depends on: 267888, fx-enterprise

Comment 2

4 years ago
The feature to administratively disable private browsing is still not available in version 37 of Firefox.  This feature must be disabled due to users not understanding what private browsing does.  The potential security risk of thinking private browsing anonymizes you on the internet requires that we disable the feature in our corporate environment.  It is disabled in Chrome and IE.

Comment 3

4 years ago
This feature does not need to be a GPO, if it could be controlled with the lockPref setting in mozilla.cfg that would be sufficient.

Updated

2 years ago
See Also: → 471658
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Comment 5

11 months ago
This was done via policy support.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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