How to enable Private Browsing mode in Opera

Private browsing mode is a new feature you can find on all current web browsers. In this mode your browsing activity will not be stored on your computer.

But Opera (10.5) has a new private browsing feature that the other browsers currently missing. In Opera you can open a site in private browsing mode in a new tab while you are in normal browsing mode.Opera-Private-browsing

Here is how to enable Private Browsing Mode in Opera 10.50 and above. Opera supports private browsing mode both in tabs and windows.

1. To open a private browsing in tabs: Right click on tab’s “+” icon and select New Private Tab. Private tab got a lock like icon at the right side of the tab icon.


2. To open a private browsing window: Click on File menu, then select New Private Window. The private window is red colored. Any tab opened in the private window is a private tab.


Opera (10.5) is said to be the fastest browser on the earth and fully supports Windows 7 new feature Aero and Jump list. Interested users can download it from Opera website.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.


  1. Ian Lim

    Apr 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Internet security should be in the front of every ones mind. If you are travelling any where and using your laptop or mobile device then you need to use a VPN to protect your information and identity.

  2. ryan

    Mar 10, 2012 at 12:01 am

    u know that when u use this u only get a single tab in privite and not the window

    • mishu

      Jan 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      I sow Opera browser, do not store the data in private mod. But my asking is , if data on private mod of this browser are sotred into server/router?

  3. David

    Dec 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Thank you very much! that’s exactly what I was looking for.
    And seeing that Opera allows a private mode tab in a normal Opera windows – wow! that’s the best of all browsers.

    Bye bye Chrome!

  4. Simon

    Oct 1, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I’d like to know how I can permanently turn on private browsing. Like with Google Chrome you can put “- incognito” in the shortcut info on your desktop and it automatically starts in incognito (private browsing) mode.

    • JK

      Oct 2, 2011 at 2:29 am

      Simon, it is quite simple.

      Just right click on the Opera shortcut icon on the desktop and select Properties.

      Copy Opera shortcut path (C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe) from the Target field.

      Right click on the desktop click New – Shortcut and paste previously copied path and leave a space and type –newprivatetab (C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe –newprivatetab), click Next and name it Opera private.
      That’s it.

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