This site provides a quick exit button to quickly close this page and take you to a different website.
You will find the ‘Quick Exit‘ button located in the top right-hand corner of every page. Click or tap this button if you need to exit this website immediately.
You can also use the keyboard shortcut – command+w (Apple) or ctrl+w (Windows) to close down the page you are viewing by closing the tab it is open in.
PLEASE NOTE: The above quick exit down methods cannot delete your internet browser history. To do this, please follow the instructions listed below.
What the quick exit does.
The Quick Exit Button immediately performs the following actions:
- All page content hides as soon as you click/tap the quick exit button.
- The current tab will navigate to bom.gov.au – a generic weather website.
- A new browser tab is opened, taking you to bom.gov.au radar– a section within the above website that is very generic.
Deleting browser history.
To keep your past browsing private, it may be important to remove your browser cache, cookies and history.
- Each browser and operating system have a different process for removing browsing history.
- Search the internet or read how do I clear my web browser’s cache, cookies, and history?
How and why ‘Quick Exit’ works.
Hiding the page and opening a new browser tab, ensures the hiding happens immediately, before waiting for the redirect pages load. You may not notice this happening but it has been added this feature to support slower computers and internet connections.
By opening a new tab, the new page won’t have direct browser history, so pressing the back button won’t go anywhere.
Redirecting the current tab is a fallback as it will work in all browsers. Please note this original tab has direct browser history. So, clicking/tapping the back button can return to the last page viewed on our website. We recommend deleting your browser history as instructed above.
Using Incognito Mode.
Most modern browsers include private viewing by using ‘Incognito Mode’ or by opening an ‘Incognito Window’.
- Search for or read, how to enable private browsing in any browser.
- Pages you view in incognito windows are done privately, so they are not logged in your browser’s history, cookie store or search history.
- You must close all your incognito tabs after you’ve finished browsing.
- You aren’t completely invisible. Going incognito won’t completely hide your browsing data. Employers, Internet Service Providers and website track browsing data.
- Any files you download or bookmarks you create stay after you close an incognito browser.
What the quick exit can’t do.
- Some browsers may not support the ability to open a new tab. All modern and up to date browsers do support this feature but much older and insecure, browsers may not. See further information below for updating your browser.
- We can’t prevent our website, or any sites you visit, from showing up in your web browser history logs. But you can by by removing your browser histroy. See deleting browser history steps above and hiding future browsing history by using Incognito mode.
Browsing at a safe location.
The safest option is always to use a device or computer which a perpetrator doesn’t have access to. For example, a trusted family member’s house or a library computer.
- Read, Technology Safety Planning & Privacy Tips.
- Visit the SmartSafe site to learn more about Safety Planning.
More steps you should take.
- Update your web browser as soon as new versions are available. Click here to check if yours is up to date.
- Update your operating system as soon as new versions are available. Most operating systems allow you to turn on ‘Automatic Updates’.