How to start Opera in Private Browsing mode

by Venkat eswarlu on July 12, 2010

in How to,Opera,tips and tricks

Opera logo6 How to start Opera in Private Browsing mode

We have already covered how to start Google Chrome and Firefox in private browsing mode, this is not a unique feature private browsing has been offered by all popular browsers now a days Opera added this feature from its 10.5 version , if you want to automatically start opera in private browsing mode here is how.

OperaPrivateTab thumb How to start Opera in Private Browsing mode

If  you opened  Private tab or new private window all your browsing history, cache , cookies ,logins will be not saved during that session however the bookmarks you made and files you downloaded will be kept.


To start Opera in private browsing mode automatically

  • Right click on the Opera shortcut icon on the desktop.
  • Click  Properties, copy the path of Opera program shown in the “Target” field , which looks like this “C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe”
  • Right click on the desktop click New>Shortcut and paste previously copied path and leave a space and type –newprivatetab and click Next

shortcuttooperaprivatebrowsing thumb How to start Opera in Private Browsing mode

  • Name it as OperaPrivate or whatever as you like and click Finish.

From on whenever you want to use Opera private browsing mode click that shortcut.


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Bola September 22, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Does not work with Opera 10.62
It just open a google page with –newprivatetab in the search bar,


Venkat September 22, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Just recheck command line switch it’s –newprivatetab,those are two hyphens it s working for me.


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