Incognito mode detection

Hello,

Does Brave plan to be able to stop detecting the private/incognito mode soon?

I have done the test here : https://fingerprintjs.com/demo/

Some sites don’t like it and detect it.

Thanks for your answers :slight_smile:

It seems it’s a Chromium bug https://www.zdnet.com/article/incognito-mode-detection-still-works-in-chrome-despite-promise-to-fix/

it is still possible to detect incognito mode in Chrome, and all the other Chromium-based browsers, such as Edge, Opera, Vivaldi, and Brave, all of which share the core of Chrome’s codebase.

However, nothing would prevent Brave staff from fixing that bug themselves, because Chromium is open source.

I haven’t tested yet but I’ve seen extensions like this one : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hide-incognito-mode/admokidfeboogldpfhheflggdligklpl

After that it would be better if the Brave team fixes this bug directly in a future update because I’m not a fan of adding an extension for that.

I’ll test anyway in the meantime I think :slight_smile:

I tried it out but it doesn’t work in https://fingerprintjs.com/demo/

Yes, I’ve tested that too and it doesn’t work. I think that this site has a good way to know the information. That’s why an official solution from Brave would be the best thing.

@Mattches Soon a solution in a new update?

I finally tested on Windows and the extension works with Brave. Strangely, the exentension seems not to be taken into account on macOS.

@CrazyDJo You can remove that extension, which doesn’t work. Brave 1.18.70 (stable) now manages to pass the test https://fingerprintjs.com/demo/ :+1: (I only tested it on Windows 10)

With Brave 1.18.70 on macOS, it still doesn’t work with or without the extension. However, on Windows 10, it’s good :slight_smile:

Yes, it’s good.
But… there’s still one website that detects incognito/private windows: Google! Try this: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions

Your link redirects me to the extensions home page. :slight_smile:

It’s not a redirect, that’s indeed the extensions home page. It says I’m using an “incognito or guest” window. Yellow message at the top of the page.

I don’t have anything at the top that shows me that. Strange?

Very strange. I get a message next to the “chrome web store” logo saying I’m using an incognito or guest window (which is true). Go figure.
Anyway, other websites stopped detecting incognito mode; better than nothing.

Yes, but if a site like Google is still able to know it, it is because there are still flaws…

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