Mac OS X only: Tutorial to teach how to start Safari web browser in Private Browsing mode by default.
I use Google Chrome as my primary web browser and Safari to access my bank accounts. For security concerns, I would like to have “Private Browsing” mode by default when I launch Safari.
There is no option for auto private mode in Safari.
But, thanks to the Mac OS X’s Apple Script, we can write a script to instruct Safari to start in Private Browsing mode.
- Launch “AppleScript Editor” app found inside the “Utilities” folder under “Application” folder.
- Paste the following text in AppleScript Editor:
tell application "Safari" activate end tell tell application "System Events" tell process "Safari" tell menu bar 1 tell menu bar item "Safari" tell menu "Safari" click menu item "Private Browsing" end tell end tell end tell end tell end tell
- Save the script as an application then use the application to launch Safari with Private Browsing enabled.