How to Enable Edge’s InPrivate Mode for an Extension

Microsoft Edge is the default web browser app in Windows 10. It’s a universal Store app which has extension support, a fast rendering engine, and a simplified user interface. If you are using its InPrivate feature frequently, you might want to enable your favorite extensions in private mode.

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Microsoft Edge is the default web browser app in Windows 10. It’s a universal Store app which has extension support, a fast rendering engine, and a simplified user interface. If you are using its InPrivate feature frequently, you might want to enable your favorite extensions in private mode.

By default, Microsoft Edge disables extensions in InPrivate mode to prevent unintentional privacy leaks. But sometimes you might need to use an extension while staying private.

The browser allows making specific extensions available in InPrivate mode. This can be done for each extension individually. Let’s explore how to do this.

This is for devices using Edge in Windows 10

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First, open Edge. Now, in any Edge window, click the menu button (the three dots in upper right-hand corner) and select Extensions. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Extensions

Next, in the Extensions tab, you will see a list of extensions you have installed, and each will have its own box. Now, locate the extension you would like to enable in InPrivate mode and click its Details link. See below image:

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Accessing an installed Extension details

Now, on the Details screen for the extension, scroll down and check the box beside Allow in InPrivate. This will enable the extension to be used during private browsing.

Note! After checking this box, the extension could potentially collect and share your browsing history with a third party, so be sure you trust the extension before turning this feature on. See following image:

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Enabling InPrivate browsing for an installed Extension

The change will take effect immediately. If you would like to use other extensions while private browsing, press back once to return to the Extensions screen and repeat these steps with each extension you would like to enable in InPrivate mode.

When you are done, close the Extensions tab. The next time you open an InPrivate window, you will notice that the extensions you enabled now work in that window too.

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Author: Raymond

I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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