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Command to start Epiphany in an Incognito (private) instance

Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:00 am

Is there a command to start the Epiphany web browser in an Incognito (Private browsing) instance? According to man epiphany-browser it's

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epiphany-browser --private-instance
but when trying that it just seems to open a normal window :(
I know Epiphany isn't the best browser, but Iceweasel uses way too much memory and is unbearably slow, and Midori suffers from serious memory leaks that need a reboot to fix, not ideal when you're also using your Pi as a LAN server. Dillo is for documentation, and nothing else. I've never even bothered with Netsurf.
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Re: Command to start Epiphany in an Incognito (private) inst

Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:24 am

Private browsing just means that cache, history etc. are not saved between sessions. There doesn't have to be a difference in what the window looks like.
BTW, kweb uses private mode by default (it can be disabled with a command line option).
Minimal Kiosk Browser (kweb)
Slim, fast webkit browser with support for audio+video+playlists+youtube+pdf+download
Optional fullscreen kiosk mode and command interface for embedded applications
Includes omxplayerGUI, an X front end for omxplayer

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Re: Command to start Epiphany in an Incognito (private) inst

Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:34 pm

gkreidl wrote:Private browsing just means that cache, history etc. are not saved between sessions. There doesn't have to be a difference in what the window looks like.
BTW, kweb uses private mode by default (it can be disabled with a command line option).
:roll: Seems normal as in it looks like a normal session, acts like a normal session and when I close it and open a new (normal) Epiphany window all the history/cache is still there.
Never tried kweb, what's it like? (How much RAM/how slow is it)
I can't try it right now, only 108.7MB space left on my only SD (might have to reinstall soon to get rid of all the junk left after manually installing/uninstalling stuff, but can't be bothered to install and configure everything again) :?
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Re: Command to start Epiphany in an Incognito (private) inst

Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:37 pm

The answer to your question is here:
viewtopic.php?t=139968&p=927965

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Re: Command to start Epiphany in an Incognito (private) inst

Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:46 am

Peter Ryan wrote:The answer to your question is here:
viewtopic.php?t=139968&p=927965
Kudos.
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