> Though turned on, IE8 InPrivate Filtering is no longer showing any content
> providers. Just reads "No Items to Display." This is only recently happened
> on one of three PCs. Security and Privacy settings are the same on all 3 I
> believe. I unistalled then reinstalled IE8 to no avail on this PC.
Since InPrivate Filtering gets disabled on the first load of IE8 and
remains active only after enabling it and for as long as you leave IE8
loaded, that the list got cleared is normal operation. InPrivate
Filtering only lasts as long as your browsing session.
Add "Open in InPrivate Window" Option to the Right-Click Menu in
Internet Explorer 8:
"Internet Explorer Namespace icon - InPrivate mode as default action"
"Create a Shortcut to Open IE8 Browser in InPrivate Mode"
Always enable InPrivate Filtering:
If the problem is not that InPrivate Filtering is disabled by default on
startup of IE8 but that its list is getting cleared then I'd start
checking what cleanup or security programs got installed on the
problematic host. The user might have installed a program that cleans
up the web browser's data and that would include this history list
(i.e., the content providers).
The default number of sites that must be visited to experience the SAME
3rd party content provider decides which ones you see in the list. It
can take awhile of web browsing before you hit enough sites that
incorporate the same content provider before that content provider shows
up in the InPrivate Filtering list. The default is 10 sites. That is,
the threshold to show up (and be eligible for blocking) in the list is
10 sites that you have visited who use that same content provider. You
might have to visit 10 sites or maybe several thousand sites before you
hit 10 that share the same content provider. If you lower the threshold
to, say, 3 days, entries will show up that weren't in eligible at the
10-site threshold. The lower the threshold, the more likely a content
provider gets listed but also the more likely that it is not a very
intrusive content provider. You have to decide what threshold you want
to configure for the InPrivate Filter.
The 10-site threshold may simply be too high for the number of sites
that the user has visited WHILE the the InPrivate Filter was enabled.
If you lower the threshold, you'll probably see more sites show up as
eligible for blocking. However, the lower the threshold the more likely
you'll nail content that you really do want to see. This is NOT an
ad-blocking filter per se and shouldn't be considered for use that way.
As the description says when you look at the list, "If you chose to
block content, portions of the websites you visit might not be