I have and old computer and recently went from windows xp to windows 7. Best I can do until I can afford a new computer. My problem is watching videos a 10 minute video may take 30 minutes to watch. I see the ads moving and other junk but not sure what to do to speed up this aggravating process of slow videos. Thank you for your help

  • Unfortunately individual tor streams have very limited bandwidth, which means that bulk non-interactive tasks like downloading large files or streaming videos can be slow. The best you can do is to try using different circuits and hope that one is faster.
    – Steve
    Mar 26, 2019 at 21:07
  • "Best I can do until I can afford a new computer." - the best you can do is to use an operating system (e.g. like Linux Mint Xfce or MATE) which uses less resources, thus you hardly have to buy a new computer. ;-) Mar 27, 2019 at 2:03

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You'll have to hit the onion button in the corner and click new identity this will connect you to a different circuit may take a few try's but tor by nature will be slower than a regular web browser.

  • Thank you all for your help. I will try these and let you know results
    – user23096
    Mar 27, 2019 at 21:04

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