Sometimes browser plugins, stale caches and other environmental variables can cause problems when browsing a web site. FogBugz and Kiln are not immune to these conditions. If you notice any aberrant behavior in your site, it may help to eliminate many of these variables. In the past you may have been asked to clear your browser cache and disable plugins. Now browsers have the ability to handle all this temporarily through modes like Chrome’s Incognito browsing. This will open a browser tab that disables plugins (unless you have specified otherwise) and gives you a generally clean environment to compare against your regular browser session without interrupting your workflow.

Chrome: Incognito mode

Mac Keyboard Shortcut

Command + Shift + N

Linux and Windows Keyboard Shortcut

Control + Shift + N

Using the UI

Under the triple-bar icon, select “New Incognito Window”.
Chrome Incognito Mode

 

 

 

 

What you’ll see

A dark blue title bar with a shady-looking character in the upper-right hand corner. You’ll also see a notice telling you more about Incognito mode.

Chrome Incognito Appearance

Firefox: Private window

Mac Keyboard Shortcut

Command + Shift + P

Linux and Windows Keyboard Shortcut

Control + Shift + P

Using the UI

Under the triple-bar icon, select “New Private Window”.

Firefox New Private Window

What you’ll see

A purple masquerade-style mask on the left side of a Private tab, a similar icon at the upper-right hand corner of the browser window with a purple background and gray mask, and a “You’re browsing privately” notice telling you more about this mode.
Firefox Private Apeareance

Internet Explorer

Windows Keyboard Shortcut

Control + Shift + P

Linux and Mac Keyboard Shortcut

Please check your combination of browser and operating system. If you’re sure, it should still be Control + Shift + P.

Using the UI

Click on the Gear icon, then under the Safety menu choose InPrivate Browsing.

IE InPrivate Browsing

What you’ll see

A dark blue “InPrivate” badge to the left of the URL bar, and a message telling you more about InPrivate mode.

IE InPrivate Appearance