How to Open Private Browsing Windows

If you have multiple email accounts with the same provider, such as Office365 or Google, or others such as Twitter, you might have trouble switching between the two.

The problem arises in that your login session carries across your browser tabs, preventing you staying signed in to the other account.

One answer is to use a different browser to sign into the alternative account. But you have a preferred browser for a reason, right? You might not like using another. A really simple alternative is to use a private browsing session.

Private browsing sessions are designed to not remember your browsing history or form entries once closed, so it’s also great if you are ever using a computer that is not yours to ensure none of your personal data is remembered on that device. But, they are also useful if you want to sign into another account as it keeps the session separate from the main browsing session.

Do note that private browsing sessions do not anonymise your activity on the internet, they only keep your activity private from the main browsing session.

There are some really useful keyboard shortcuts to open a private session

Firefox

CTRL+SHIFT+P opens a new Private Browsing window

Chrome

CTRL+SHIFT+N opens a new Incognito window

Edge

CTRL+SHIFT+N opens a new InPrivate window

If you have multiple email accounts with the same provider, such as Office365 or Google, or others such as Twitter, you might have trouble switching between the two.

Like this article?

Share on twitter
Share on Twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on LinkedIn
Share on email
Share by Email

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter

Get the best IT tips and Office ideas in your inbox

Further reading

How to set default applications in Windows 10

Default applications are applications that are automatically selected to be used when you try open a specific file type. In this guide we will be setting the default zip file application to WinRAR, but the same steps can be used for other file types and applications.

Read More »

Want to hear what customers have to say?

Watch out customer story videos and find out today...

Cookie Notice

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn More.

Scroll to Top

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter.
Get the best IT tips and Office ideas in your inbox.

We promise to keep your information safe. Unsubscribe at any time. Read our privacy policy.

Get the Ebook

"Five High-Value Business Initiatives That’ll Provide Massive Impact and Help You Get Noticed at Work"

Get this empowering Ebook in your inbox — when you subscribe to the Macnamara Newsletter. What’s in the Newsletter? Insightful articles, invites to exclusive events, powerful ideas, free training resources. Don’t miss out – subscribe today.

We promise to keep your information safe. Unsubscribe at any time. Read our privacy policy.

Get the Ebook

"Five Ideas That'll Help you Tame Unruly Systems and Team Members"

Get this empowering Ebook in your inbox — when you subscribe to the Macnamara Newsletter. What’s in the Newsletter? Insightful articles, invites to exclusive events, powerful ideas, free training resources. Don’t miss out – subscribe today.

We promise to keep your information safe. Unsubscribe at any time. Read our privacy policy.

Get the Ebook

"Five Powerful Ideas That’ll Take Your Personal and Business Development to the Next Level"

Are you an Office Manager who’s looking for next-level ideas? You need to read this Ebook — you’ll get it for free when you subscribe to the Macnamara Newsletter. What’s in the Newsletter? helpful articles, invites to events, powerful ideas, free training resources. Don’t miss out – subscribe today.

We promise to keep your information safe. Unsubscribe at any time. Read our privacy policy.

Get the Ebook

"Your Ultimate Guide To Office Delegation"

Get this empowering Ebook in your inbox — when you subscribe to the Macnamara Newsletter. What’s in the Newsletter? Insightful articles, invites to exclusive events, powerful ideas, free training resources. Don’t miss out – subscribe today.

We promise to keep your information safe. Unsubscribe at any time. Read our privacy policy.