Click to Open IE10 (InPrivate) Mode in Windows 8

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With many changes brought out in Windows 8, Microsoft has also changed or say added features to IE 10 that have made the browser different from its earlier version. Windows 8 accompanies the new Internet Explorer 10 with many attractive and important features. For instance, the InPrivate mode in IE 10 prevents the browser from storing data regarding your browsing session. It includes cookies, temporary Internet files, history, and other data. Here is the tutorial how you can create Shortcut for InPrivate Browsing in Windows 8.

Open IE10 InPrivate Mode Windows 8Many browsers have developed private browsing mode to provide better security and privacy to the users. InPrivate mode in IE 10 toolbars and extensions are disabled by default. You can launch IE 10 in InPrivate mode by a click and this can be achieved by creating a shortcut for it in Windows 8. Follow the steps given below to create an IE10 (InPrivate) Browsing Shortcut.

Steps to Create “Internet Explorer 10 (InPrivate)” Shortcut

You can manually create shortcut for IE 10 InPrivate mode and to do so, follow the steps given below

  • In desktop mode, right click on a empty area and select New > Shortcut from context menu

create shortcut

  • Create shortcut window opens, in the location field copy and paste the following command and hit Next button

                           “%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” -private

If you want to open a specific website upon the launch of IE10 browser in Inprivate mode, then you can add the website’s address after -private. For example, if you want to open Techcular, you can use this location:
“%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” -private
By doing this upon clicking on your shortcut it would directly open the webpage in InPrivate mode.

  • Assign a name as Internet Explorer (InPrivate) or anything else that is more convenient to you and click on the Finish button

name shortcut

That’s all. IE 10 shortcut to open browser in InPrivate mode is ready to use.

You can also Pin the newly created shortcut to Taskbar on desktop or Pin to Start screen or you can even add to Quick Launch or assign a keyboard shortcut to it or move wherever you feel like. Now, whenever you want to open Internet Explorer in Private mode, simply hit the shortcut and you are with it.

Upon following the steps described above you can now easily create IE10 (InPrivate) Browsing Shortcut in Windows 8 and launch it within a click.


Priyanka contributes to the Computer and Gadgets section on Techcular.

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