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    Lightbulb IE8: Add Open In Private Button & Menu

    I thought I would share a custom Toolbar button and context menu items I made for opening pages and links In Private. Much more convient than openening a new window and having to enter the URL from your previous page.

    Overview
    - Add a In Private button to the command bar. This button will open the current page/tab In Private.
    - Add right click menu item for links and images (href) to open In Private.
    - Add right click menu item for page background to open the page In Private.

    Install
    In C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer create a new folder named Tools
    Unzip the contents to: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Tools

    Contents: InP.ico, Private.htm, PrivateLink.htm and Registry.reg
    Download Zip file

    After extracting the files, double click Registry.reg
    Open IE and customize your toolbar to add the In Private button.

    Screenshot of Toolbar & Context Menu item to open the current page (or link) in Private.



    Manual Installation/Tweaking
    For some reason I cant post the HTML code, so I uploaded a pdf file to my server.



    Download Intructions.pdf
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    good information, but why not just do it from the tools menu

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    When I do that it opens a new window with the In Private and display the InP info page. Not the current page in your browser.

    My button and menu items opens the current page (or right click a link) and opens it in private.

    Default action of the Tools menu


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    Hi, Disk4mat.

    I don't download files directly from posted links but rather check out the website first. I am not finding much at 4Input

    Heavy construction taking place. Please check back in July '07
    Is this your website?

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    Thanx Disk4mat...it looking interesting....handy tip

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    Corrine. It is my domain. You can view teh files in the zip. They are: 2 HTML files, 1 icon and a reg file that contains the information for mapping the button to the html files.

    If you have reservations about downloading the file, then you dont have to. I posted it for those who would like to have the functionality. Nothing more.

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    If you go to it from safety, it will give you the in private turned on ok. Then all you need to do is to click on the page you want, for example your home page and you get there, but in the address bar you will see at the far left hand side that it is telling you that it is in private and you just carry on on as normal with out any problems. Sorry I should have been clearer earlier to you

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    Oh yeah. I get that part. With the button, if I click it now, it will open this forum page InP. I wouldnt have to navigate back to it. The context menu items allow you to right click a link or image and open it InP. Again so you dont have to copy a link and paste it into a new blank InP window.

    Its a convience thing

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    nice tip, thanks for sharing it....

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    Hi, that's a great tip.

    I'd like to know how I can do the same thing but create a shortcut / custom button to "add current tabs to favorites"

    what are the parameters to ie or this would be different? I don't want to call a new instance of IE, just execute the shortcut, also is there an API available that we can take a look at so we can customize other buttons?

    thx

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