Windows 10: Public Computer Chrome Private vs. Guest Mode

Discus and support Public Computer Chrome Private vs. Guest Mode in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; So I was on a public computer today and went to gmail and I always use Private Mode and in addition I restart the computer when I am done. Today was... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by phaedruspress, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Public Computer Chrome Private vs. Guest Mode


    So I was on a public computer today and went to gmail and I always use Private Mode and in addition I restart the computer when I am done. Today was the first time I saw an option to browse in Guest mode as opposed to private mode.

    https://support.google.com/chrome/an...sktop&hl=en-GB

    Open Guest mode

    • On your computer, open Chrome.
    • At the top right, click the button with a name or People
      Public Computer Chrome Private vs. Guest Mode [​IMG]
      .
    • Click Guest.

    I noticed that the People icon is not available in Private mode but only when I open up a regular browser window. So on a public computer which offers more privacy selecting private mode or guest mode. I use a public computer every day for an hour or so and this was the first time I saw that option. TIA.

    :)
     
    phaedruspress, Mar 25, 2018
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  2. Windows 10 change wireless network from public to private

    We have a private network set up that is used by a few home computers. The network is private on all computers but one. It is suddenly showing as public on one computer. When going to advanced sharing options, everything is set as you have shown above.
    This computer says that the current profile is "Guest or Public".

    Also, this computer says that the device is connected to our network but has no internet access. We are not sure why this is happening. Troubleshoot does not help.
     
    ConnieSopha, Mar 25, 2018
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  3. How to change the Wireless connection to private in Windows 10

    Original Title: wirelss network connection Private vs Public

    Windows 10 cannot change my home wirelss to PRIVATE on my laptop What is the procedure???
     
    CaptainCam, Mar 25, 2018
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  4. lx07 Win User

    Public Computer Chrome Private vs. Guest Mode

    Your link gives the answer to your question as far as I can see.

    What are you asking?
     
  5. >What are you asking?

    First off when I wrote "Private Mode" I meant to write "Incognito Mode." I guess what I was asking was I thought that Incognito Mode on a public computer accomplishes everything regarding privacy that Guest Mode does. Maybe I should read through the link again.
     
    phaedruspress, Mar 25, 2018
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  6. lx07 Win User
    Incognito is possibly good enough.

    Do remember though that if you download things your IP will be leaked and copies will be saved in temp files.

    The sites you visit will also try to identify you by various other means (what your browser is, your screen resolution and many other things).

    If you want privacy you should use TOR, not change the defaults and then read their help... Download Tor
     
  7. >If you want privacy you should use TOR

    Right. I am familiar with TOR but as I said this question was regarding a public computer and in this case it is a Library computer and they are locked down tight. No installs allowed. I guess I could check to see if there is a portable TOR but on this Libraries network some portable apps will "install" while others just won't.
     
    phaedruspress, Mar 25, 2018
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  8. lx07 Win User

    Public Computer Chrome Private vs. Guest Mode

    TOR is portable - you download an exe file but when you run it it just unzips the folder contents to (by default) your desktop. It doesn't install anything in the normal sense.

    There is also the tails distribution but that would rely on you being able to boot from USB. In libraries here you definitely can't do that - they are quite locked down.
     
  9. >TOR is portable

    Thanks for the info. I'll look for it and try the next time I am there. Though as I mentioned it's a crap shoot whether or not the portable app will install or not. For instance I can fire up the exe file (portable) of VLC and it runs just fine. However I can not do the same with Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition.
     
    phaedruspress, Apr 5, 2018
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