Clever Clogs tip # 690
10 February 2022

Prevent your browsing history from being stored *

Today's tip is a bit of an odd one out, but it's something that bugs me - and might be irritating you.

Are you tired of being tracked online? Fed up with cookies? OK, you could use a browser such as DuckDuckGo, but why not do a private search?

Here's how:

  1. Open your favourite browser. (I know this works in Edge and Chrome.)
  2. Press CTRL + SHIFT + N. (CTRL + N's big brother.)

You might not like the black screen, but I bet you will love the privacy!

Oh, and don't worry ... all your Favourites and Bookmarks are still there.

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  1. Create new document, email message, chat, window or tab: tip_635.php
  2. Open list of Favourites and Bookmarks: (Edge and Chrome)

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PS You can download my complete list of shortcuts (all 218 of them!) with links to a relevant tip from here. Oh, and I keep the list up-to-date ... today's shortcut is already included. You're welcome. ;)

* Unless stated otherwise this tip is written for Microsoft 365 desktop apps and Windows 10 users, but might also be useful in Office 2010, 2013 and 2016.