[tbb-bugs] #18382 [Tor Browser]: Private browsing retains state

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Wed Feb 24 18:01:37 UTC 2016

#18382: Private browsing retains state
 Reporter:  cypherpunks  |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect       |         Status:  closed
 Priority:  Medium       |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal       |     Resolution:  duplicate
 Keywords:               |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by cypherpunks):

 Replying to [comment:1 cypherpunks]:
 > Replying to [ticket:18382 cypherpunks]:
 > > By default, TBB uses private browsing mode. Cookies and other state
 (e.g. cache) are retained until the browser is restarted.
 > >
 > > There is neither an option to view the cookies nor to clear the
 > This is #10353 and is a Firefox bug. See for example:
 > * https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=823941
 > * https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=777620

 Those tickets are not about clearing the history.

 > > TBB should offer an option to clear history in private browsing mode
 and/or clear all history associated with an URL bar domain when it is
 > This feature is called "New identity" in Torbutton.

 No it's not. "New identity" is a browser restart and loses all open

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18382#comment:2>
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