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Open Private Window and New Tabs in the Brave browser on a Computer

Do you want to open new tabs and separate windows in the Brave browser on the computer? Learn how to manage tabs and browsing windows.

The guide is for those who are new to the Brave browser. It will help you understand the difference between private mode and normal mode on the Brave browser and how to open the new tabs and windows. We can open multiple private browsing tabs and windows. The Private Window can also open with Tor browsing for extreme privacy.

Start Private or Tor Mode in Brave browser

I recently switched from Google Chrome to Brave browser. The step might seem trivial to some, but my need for privacy prompted me to do this.

For those who don’t know, Brave browser is an ultra-safe browser. This free browser has many useful features that improve my browsing experience and keep my data safe.

Brave browser is a relatively new browser, but it has amassed a decent user base. It has gained popularity as a result of its emphasis on user privacy. Brave claims to be three times faster than Chrome, with sophisticated ad blockers and protection from malware.

Once convinced by the browser’s features, I decided to install it. But I quickly realized it is not the same as using other browsers like Chrome. It is worth noting that using the browser is not difficult! It’s just a little different.

Many others who use the browser may need help with tasks like switching to private mode. So, I decided to create this guide that details the process of switching to private mode and opening new tabs.

Open New Tabs and Windows

Opening new tabs on the Brave browser is similar to opening new tabs on other browsers. It’s something all of us have done while multitasking.

Here are the steps to open the New Tabs and Windows:

  1. Launch Brave browser on the computer.
  2. Click on the Plus plus add icon at the top of the tab bar.
    New Tab Plus icon in Brave BrowserIt will open a new tab in the Brave browser.

You can press Ctrl + T to open a new tab. Alternatively, click on the More menu and select the New tab option.

Similarly, you can select the New Window from More horizontal 3bar icon options or keypress the Ctrl + N to open the new window of the Brave browser.

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Note: You can use the Cmd instead of Ctrl for Mac computers for the same function.

Private Browsing Mode

The incognito mode is not called the incognito mode on the Brave browser. Instead, it is called the private mode. However, the name doesn’t matter if it gets the job done! Private tabs allow users to browse the internet with extra privacy.

Private Browsing Mode in Brave Browser

Websites you visit on private windows will not appear in your browsing history. All site data, cookies, etc., disappear once you close the window. You can also open a private window with Tor for even more privacy.

Switching to Private Browsing

Switching to incognito mode on the Brave browser is so easy that it does not take more than thirty seconds. Here are the steps to open a private window:

  1. Launch Brave browser on the Computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3bar icon located at the top right of the screen.
    More options menu in Brave Browser
  3. Click on the New Private Window in the options menu.
    New Private Window in options menu in Brave Browser

Alternatively, on Windows, you can use the keyboard shortcut by pressing the keys Ctrl + Shift + N simultaneously. The private window will be opened where you can browse safely.

You can use the Ctrl/Cmd + T keypress shortcut in private mode to open new private tabs in Brave Browser. Or you can also click on the Plus plus add icon button in the tab bar.

New Private Plus icon in Brave Browser

The Brave browser also offers an advanced Tor browsing mode that provides complete anonymity to users by hiding the actual IP and location.

Bottom Line

The Brave browser is a handy alternative to other browsers. It has many superior features when compared to its counterparts. It prioritizes the privacy of its users without compromising the user’s experience.

Downloading and installing the Brave browser is easy, and using it is even easier.

The browser is unique, and users may take a few days to familiarize themselves. We can do so much on Brave, such as searching for stuff, using the incognito mode, and using the in-built crypto wallet.

I hope it makes the journey from other browsers to Brave easier for those who have switched. Given its benefits, switching to the Brave browser and using its private browsing mode is wise!

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Aksheya Gowekar

Aksheya Gowekar

Aksheya is a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and pursuing a Master's degree. She is a technology and cloud computing enthusiast. She has 4+ years of experience in content editing and writing helpful guides on computing software, mobile applications, and browser technology. The Brave is her day-to-day browser. Connect with her on LinkedIn.

2 comments and feedback

  1. The selection in your article for “private window” does not exist between “new window” and “incognito window”, I am missing something here?

    1. Hi Joe, the private window and the incognito window is one and the same. The web browsers use these terms interchangeably which denotes the same feature.

      I believe the Brave use the term “New Private Window” however, not sure why you’re find it as “Incognito Window”.

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