Open Internet Explorer into InPrivate Mode from the Windows 8 Desktop

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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we will show you how to automatically start an InPrivate browsing session with Microsoft Explorer while not actually opening the regular Microsoft Explorer browser. First, we will pin Internet Explorer to the taskbar. If you already have one, skip to step 10.

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Steps

  1. 1
    Mouse down to the taskbar.
    This is the toolbar that runs along the bottom of the screen.
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    Left-click the Windows button on the far left, or press the Windows key on the keyboard.
    This opens the Start menu, which has a list of applications. Internet Explorer may or may not be pinned here. In our demonstration, we do have it pinned to our Start menu. If it is pinned, skip to step 7.
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    Click the downward-pointing arrow.
    It is in the bottom left-hand corner of the Start menu.
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    Find Internet Explorer.
    This screen is a list of all apps installed on the PC. Internet Explorer will probably be featured under "I", if the page is sorted alphabetically by name. To change the sorting options, click the downward-pointing arrow next to the title of the menu, "Apps", and select a desirable means of sorting. Alternatively, we can search for it.
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    Click in the search bar in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
    It will turn white, and the cursor will appear there.
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    Type "internet".
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    Right-click on Internet Explorer.
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    Left-click "Pin to taskbar".
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    Press the "Esc" key twice.
    It should be on the top left-hand corner of the keyboard. Now we are back on the desktop.
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    Mouse down to the taskbar.
    We will see the Internet Explorer icon.
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    Right-click the Internet Explorer icon.
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    Find the "Tasks" section.
    It has an option that reads, "Start InPrivate Browsing". Left-click this option one time.
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    Look for the InPrivate confirmation when the browser launches.
    It says, "InPrivate is turned on". This is private browsing in Internet Explorer. None of our browsing history will be saved by Internet Explorer. Always look for this confirmation, just in case we mis-clicked "Open new tab" or something.
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  14. 14
    This concludes our tutorial on opening a Microsoft Internet Explorer InPrivate browsing window, without actually opening the regular Microsoft Explorer browser.
    We opened it directly from the desktop of Windows 8. If you have any additional questions or comments, or any suggestions for us about this or other tutorials, please let us know in the area provided below this video.
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