How to Open an InPrivate Tab in the Metro Version of Internet Explorer

By Taylor Gibb on September 10th, 2012


Internet Explorer has a secret mode called InPrivate which is pretty much the same as Chrome’s incognito mode. It can be accessed on the desktop by right-clicking on the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar, but how do you open an InPrivate tab in the Metro IE? Read on to find out.

Opening an InPrivate Tab in the Metro Internet Explorer

Press the Windows key to switch over to the Metro Start screen and open Internet Explorer.


Now right-click anywhere on the screen, and then click on the Tab tools button that appears in the top right-hand corner.


From here you can open a new InPrivate tab.


When the tab opens you will immediately see that InPrivate has been activated on this tab.


If you ever need to see which tabs have InPrivate activated just right-click anywhere on the screen and look for InPrivate at the bottom of your open tabs.


That’s all there is to it.

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 09/10/12
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