Quick Exit Button

This site provides a quick exit button for navigating away and hiding the current window.

Located in the upper right-hand corner of every page. Press it if you need to exit this website immediately. You will redirect to another website and the current window hidden.

You can use the keyboard shortcut - command+w (Apple) or ctrl+w (Windows) to close down the page you are viewing. This shuts down browser tab you are viewing.

NOTE: Neither of these quick shut down methods deletes your internet browser history. To do this, please follow the instructions listed here.

What the quick exit does.

The Quick Exit Button actions three immediate tasks:

  1. All page content immediately hides, the moment you click/tap the quick exit button.
  2. A new browser tab opens, to eldersweather.com.au - a generic and benign website.
  3. Finally, we open a link in the original browser tab/window, to google.com.

How and why this works.

Step one ensures the hiding happens immediately, before the redirect pages load. Most of the time you won't notice this happening. We've added this to support slower internet connections, connection dropouts and slow computers.

The second step opens a generic website in a new tab. The new browser tab won't have direct browser history. So pressing the back button won't go anywhere.

This final step is a fallback, as it will work in all browsers. Please note this tab has direct browser history. So, the back button can return to the last page viewed on our website.

What the quick exit can't do.

  • Browsers do not always support the ability to open a new tab. All modern and up to date browsers do. Much older and insecure, browsers do not. See further steps for updating your browser.
  • Remove your browser history. We can't prevent our website from showing up in your web browser history logs. But you can. See deleting browser history steps and hiding future browsing history.

Deleting browser history.

It may be important to remove your browser cache, cookies and history.

Browsing Incognito.

Most browsers will let you switch to 'incognito' mode, a way to browse the internet in private.

  • Search the internet or read, how to enable private browsing in any browser.
  • Pages you view in incognito tabs 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 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.

Browsing at a safe location.

The safest option is always to use a device which a perpetrator doesn’t have access to. For example, a library computer or at a trusted family member’s house.


Further 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'.

Found an issue? Help us improve safety.

Contact us if you have any suggestions or questions.