server should able to start in InPrivate mode

External Issue #4155493


Aug 14, 2015
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Steps to reproduce


Repro Steps:

Start a new WebDriver session with a new CLI or capabilities option.

Expected: should start a new Edge WebDriver session in InPrivate mode
Actual: started a new Edge WebDriver session in non-InPrivate mode

Expected Results:

Command-line argument or WebDriver capabilities to start a new WebDriver session in InPrivate mode.

Actual Results:

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Mara P.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Mara P.” to “Ben B.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “In code review”

      Changed Title from “WebDriver server should able to start in InPrivate mode” to “server should able to start in InPrivate mode”

      Changed Status from “In code review” to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Ben B.” to “IE S.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “External”

    • This is more of a feature request. Currently Edge itself doesn’t have hooks to launch in InPrivate mode. Once those are added we can add a capability for WebDriver to support it. Duping to a feature item to track adding the capability at that time.

    • This issue has been resolved External. This means this issue may require a new feature to be implemented or other work that is more significant than a typical bug. You may be able to find more information on this issue by searching for related features on and

    • “Feature request?” No, this is a missing requirement, a.k.a. a “defect.”

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