There used to be an option: Advanced > Network > Settings that's gone, so can't even select No Proxy Also, config:about network.proxy.socks_remote_dns : settings this to false doesn't work either

can we reinstall the good old version ?

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The option you speak of (Advanced > Network > Settings) has been moved. You can now find it by going to preferences > Tor. The Advanced proxy settings are found at the bottom of the page.

If removing the proxy doesn't fix the error, try one of this:

  • Do you have an antivirus? It may be interfering with the Tor service. Try disabling the antivirus, if any.

  • Did you by any chance move the Tor folder from its original location to a different location? If you did, revert this change.

  • Check the port. Ideally, you should be on port 9050.

  • Reinstall the program. But this time, make sure to install Tor Browser Bundle in a new directory, not over a previously installed bundle.
  • thank you, but how can I use the browser without the Tor network ? It used to be: config:about network.proxy.socks_remote_dns : false - but now this doesn't seem to do anything
    – Andy M
    Oct 25, 2019 at 1:39
  • @AndyM In addition to setting network.proxy.sock_remote_dns as false, have you tried setting extensions.torlauncher.start_tor to false and using no proxy? Oct 25, 2019 at 10:01
  • yes, when I set network.proxy.sock_remote_dns and extensions.torlauncher.start_tor to false and settings no proxy, nothing happens. Then when I restart the browser, it's hosed again and says: The proxy server is refusing connections. The only way to recover from that is Settings - Help - Refresh Tor - Reconnect. So then I am connected to the Tor network again, but as mentioned I'd like to be able to use the browser without the Tor network
    – Andy M
    Oct 25, 2019 at 13:20

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