How To Open Private Window in Maxthon 4?


Maxthon 4, the WebKit based alternate browser, allows users to surf privately in incognito windows. In incognito mode, user’s browsing data (like cookies, temporary internet files, history etc.) are not saved locally on the computer. An incognito window runs in a separate process, at least for Chrome, which means that it does not interfere with the regular windows’ sessions. Hence, you can use the incognito windows to log-in to another account of the same website simultaneously.

To open an incognito window in Maxthon, users need to click on the “New Windows > Private” option in the main menu, as shown in the following screenshot. This opens a private window along with the currently opened windows.


Unfortunately, the Maxthon 4 does not support the usual keyboard shortcut for opening private windows, CTRL + SHIFT + N. This keyboard shortcut is supported in Chrome and Opera. The current stable version of Firefox does not open a private window in parallel, although this will change in Firefox 20 as reported here.

A common misconception about private browsing is that it hides your visits from the web servers tracking visitors. Private browsing is not anonymous browsing and web sites, ISPs and ad networks can still track their users. For anonymous browsing, users should try solutions like proxy networks and VPN.

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