What would happen if I press "Refresh Tor Browser" on about:support page?

Would the bundled extensions (like Torbutton) be gone too and become standard Firefox browser?


Yes (I once tried it), so DO NOT DO THAT! It will completely remove everything, including Torbutton.

If you want a clean fresh re-install of the Tor Browser just download it again from the official site (https://torproject.org) and delete the previous copy of the Tor Browser and install it again.

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  • It seems the Tor Browser programmers not able to modify Firefox codebase related to about:support. – Refoeini Jan 9 '17 at 18:54
  • Right, part of the "refresh" process firefox goes through is to remove extensions/addons and since Tor Browser relies of a few addons, they would be stripped causing it to fail. – cacahuatl Jan 12 '17 at 1:57
  • This would be trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/10760 – user78 Jan 12 '17 at 3:12

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