Private browsing in Internet Explorer® 8
Internet Explorer 8 with Windows 7 helps you surf the Web more faster. With the latest version of IE you need not open up a new window to find information such as driving directions. There is also another new feature of Internet Explorer 8 known as InPrivate browsing. Internet Explorer 8 does not leave a mark of the sites you browse in the program History log and anywhere on your system when you turn on Windows 7 InPrivate browsing on IE8 and then visit a bunch of Web pages. Internet Explorer 8 does not save cookies which is the information about you and your user preferences such as logons that the Web site can use to recognize you when you browse web sites in this mode. It also does not saves temporary Internet files and does not saves the Web addresses in the program’s history log.
You can use this InPrivate browsing feature whenever you don’t want to leave a mark on the computer that other users can instantly follow to see which site you visited. This feature comes in real use when you are planning something special such as a Caribbean getaway for someone who also uses your computer.
When there’s any chance that you may later want to know about your steps on the Internet to shift information that you have already looked up then this feature is not useful for this purpose. Remember that you can always manually delete the cookies, temporary Internet files and history in Internet Explorer 8 by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete from your keyboard and then clicking the Delete button in the Delete Browsing History dialog box.
You need to keep this thing in mind that there is no other way to turn off InPrivate Browsing other than closing all the Internet Explorer 8 browser windows that has the InPrivate button and then surfing Internet in the original Internet Explorer 8 window. By clicking on the InPrivate button itself in an Internet browser window only serves to show a pop-up menu which tells you that Windows 7 InPrivate Browsing is currently turned on something you were probably already well aware of.